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Programme structure: Pharmacology (MSci) - what's running in 2021/22

This integrated Masters programme has been designated as type II: Specialised or Advanced Masters in accordance with the QAA Degree Characteristics Statement. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Principles of Pharmacology 2A - Pharmacology of the Nervous System PHPH20011 20 Mandatory TB-1
Principles of Pharmacology 2B - Pharmacology of Body Systems PHPH20012 20 Mandatory TB-2
Biomedical Research, Employability and Enterprise Skills MVSF20001 20 Mandatory TB-4
Techniques in Pharmacology PHPH20015 20 Mandatory TB-2
Select 40 credit points from list below:
Techniques in Neuroscience PHPH20007 20 Optional TB-2
Integrative Physiology PHPH20008 20 Optional TB-2
Neurophysiology PHPH20009 20 Optional TB-1
Cellular Physiology PHPH20013 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology PSYC10012 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology PSYC10013 20 Optional TB-2
The following options may also be available subject to timetabling constraints
Gene expression and rearrangement MOLG22200 20 Optional TB-2
Normal and Tumour Cells PANM12051 20 Optional TB-1
Disease and Defence PANM10002 20 Optional TB-2
Infection and Immunity PANM22041 20 Optional TB-1
Cellular and Molecular Pathology PANM22042 20 Optional TB-2
Macromolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function BIOC20002 20 Optional TB-1
Molecular Cell Biology BIOC20001 20 Optional TB-2
Physiology 1B PHPH10018 20 Optional TB-2
Recombinant DNA Technology MOLG22100 20 Optional TB-1
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20 Optional TB-4
Human Anatomy: Abdomen, Pelvis and Limbs ANAT20002 20 Optional TB-2
Human Anatomy: Thorax, Head and Neck ANAT20003 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language LANG10120 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Any Other Level 1 UWLP (University-Wide Language Programme) unit - 20 credit points. Please see for more details. OPEN 20 Optional
Students are required to achieve an overall year average mark of 60 in Year 2 in order to continue on the MSci. Students who do not achieve this will transfer to BSc Pharmacology at the end of Year 2.
Diploma of Higher Education   120    

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).