Taught course

Intercalated Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics

Queen Mary, University of London · William Harvey Research Institute

Entry requirements

Applications to study will be considered from post 2nd/3rd/4th year medical, dental and veterinary medicine students for an iBSc or post 3rd/4th year for an MSc (or equivalent undergraduate award in UK/EU countries) who have passed all years to date. This includes those who have previously undertaken an undergraduate degree unless that course was itself an intercalated degree. Students must have passed their current year in order to take up an offer of a place on an intercalated programme.

Non-UK students

Students from the UK and overseas are welcome to apply for our intercalated degrees.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Our intercalated BSc gives students already taking a medical or dental degree the chance to achieve an additional degree in this specialist field in just one year.

Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics is the study of how drugs and therapies work, and the development of new ones. As research lays bare the molecular basis of disease and treatment, medical staff and researchers need increasingly specialist knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and chemistry.

You’ll cover a number of specialist topics in pharmacology such as drug design, translational pharmacology, innovative therapeutics and clinical trials as well as the role of regulatory agencies in therapeutic innovation and commercial exploitation.

The programme will give you expertise in the discipline, and practical experience of laboratory research. It will enhance your understanding of drugs and prescribing, bringing benefits throughout your medical degree and clinical practice.

As part of your degree, you'll work on a research topic of your own choosing, alongside leading teams at the William Harvey Research Institute.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • iBSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

William Harvey Research Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 8478