Taught course


Nottingham Trent University · School of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree (MSc - minimum 2.2; MRes - minimum 2.1) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as biochemistry or biology. Applicants with relevant employment experience or qualifications will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MSc Pharmacology is designed to cultivate the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in pharmacological science within a wide range of companies and research organisations. You will discover how genes and drugs affect our behaviours and you will gain an in-depth understanding of neuronal gene function, pharmacological practice and application.

Students taking this course gain a high level of familiarity with the latest advances and techniques used in pharmacology, and will have experience of working on commercially relevant topics.

Students studying on the MSc have the opportunity to take a work placement, enhancing your CV and employability even further.

Our MRes Pharmacology is an Applied Bioscience pathway which is divided into a taught element - 60 credit points CP and a laboratory-based research project (120 CP). You will complete the extended research project in one of our highly rated research teams.

Information for international students

International students need IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12/24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 8351