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Start Dates: Feb,Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 2 Years
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the Course

This 2 year Master’s courses will give you the opportunity to be awarded a subject specific degree in Pharmacology with Project Management. The course will allow you to gain a broad overview of drug discovery and development, mechanisms of drug action at the molecular level, drug treatment of human diseases, and latest cellular and molecular technologies applied to pharmacology at an advanced level.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of individual examples of modern drug research and development as well as project management skills.


  • Gain in depth knowledge of individual examples of modern drug research and development.
  • The course will give the opportunity to specialise through a choice of project giving you the expertise needed for future employment opportunities.

Units

  • Cell And Molecular Biology (BHS001-6) Compulsory
  • Clinical Pharmacology And Therapeutics (BHS007-6) Compulsory
  • Developing Independent Research (CIS132-6) Compulsory
  • Drug Discovery And Development (BHS005-6) Compulsory
  • Laboratory Based Research Project (Pharmacology) (BHS010-6) Compulsory
  • Leading And Managing Organisational Resources (BSS064-6) Compulsory
  • Molecular Pharmacology (BHS006-6) Compulsory
  • Personal Professional Development (BSS074-6) Compulsory
  • Project Management (BSS060-6) Compulsory

The assessment philosophy of the MSc Pharmacology with Data Management Award conforms to the recommendations of the aspects of relevant QAA (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) Benchmarks and Masters level descriptors. The methods used for the assessment of student’s achievements will correspond with the knowledge, abilities and skills that are to be developed through degree programme. Both formative and summative modes of assessment will be used. 

Evidence on which assessment of student’s achievement is based will include: - formal written examinations; - summative practical assessments; - laboratory and other written Academics; - problem-solving exercises; - oral presentations; - individual planning, conduct of project work; and - essay assignments.

Evidence on which assessment of student’s achievement is based may include: - literature surveys and evaluations; - collaborative project work; - preparation and displays of 'posters',project work; - personal portfolios of learning achieved; - computer-based assessments; and self and peer assessment.

The course assessment strategy is compliant with the University of Bedfordshire’s Quality Assurance Regulations. The commitment to practical skills and the ability to communicate and interpret data through scientific Developing Independent Research is emphasised at all units of the programme.

As such, practical (laboratory) Academics form a significant proportion of student’s assessment. Practical work will be assessed through written practical Academics, poster presentations and reflective laboratory diaries. Assessment throughout the units, most notably in the research project, will call upon abstract writing and journal review skills to promote critical thinking and integration of knowledge across the course units. The importance of oral communication skills is also acknowledged, as some of the units require students to undertake oral presentations as a part of the unit assessments. Students capability in carrying out research will be assessed through a research proposal, literature review, laboratory based research Academics and presentations. Group work, including laboratory practical sessions, will help students to develop transferable skills such as taking initiative, communication, team working and decision making. Ability in oral communication will be assessed through presentations, including a poster presentation.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student