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

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type II: Advanced Study in accordance with the QAA descriptors for Master's programmes. 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
Pharmacology Research project PHPH30006 40 Mandatory TB-4
Receptor signalling and non-drug therapies PHPH30003 20 Mandatory TB-4
Concepts and Skills (pharmacology) PHPH30005 20 Mandatory TB-4
Select 40 credit points from the two units below:
Pharmacology of ion channels and synaptic transmission PHPH30002 20 Optional TB-4
Pharmacology of the Nervous System PHPH30004 20 Optional TB-4
One of the units below may also contribute 20 credit points to the 40 credit points but you may only take one of these options and it must be taken in place of either PHPH30002 or PHPH30004. They are available subject to timetabling constraints.
The Heart in Health & Disease PHPH30019 20 Optional TB-4
Neurological and Psychiatric disorders PHPH30013 20 Optional TB-4
Students are required to achieve an overall year average mark of 50 in Year 3 in order to continue on the MSci. Students who do not achieve this will be awarded a BSc degree at the end of Year 3.
Pharmacology (BSc)   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).

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