Taught course

Clinical Pharmacology

Institution
University of Glasgow · Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc(MedSci)

Entry requirements

The programme is open to medical, pharmacy and bioscience graduates. You should have a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in your subject. In exceptional circumstances, other science graduates or bioscience graduates with an Ordinary degree may be eligible, on demonstration of appropriate postgraduate professional experience. Whilst not essential, demonstration of appropriate postgraduate experience or relevant employment may enhance your application.

You are required to provide two references and full degree transcript plus a personal statement indicating why you wish to study this programme at the University of Glasgow.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Offers focused training integrating basic and clinical sciences, and equipping students with the essential skills required to function effectively as a clinical pharmacologist in the 21st century.

You will acquire core skills, enabling an appreciation of how to apply clinical pharmacological, regulatory and ethical principles to the optimisation of therapeutic practice and clinical research. Crucially, in addition to a firm grasp of the principles of molecular pharmacology, you will also gain foundational knowledge in the emerging science of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine.

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • One of a few UK postgraduate programmes that cover clinical pharmacology in sufficient detail to allow you to make an informed choice about pursuing clinical pharmacology as a career.
  • Learn the basics of molecular genetics and population genetics as applied to pharmacogenetics and gene therapy.
  • Gain hands-on experience in molecular methods and analysis along with critical interpretation of genomic literature, enabling you to analyse, synthesise and formulate an action plan for personalised patient care.
  • Engage in, and contribute to, discussions about therapeutic issues in the commercial and academic research environments.
  • Undertake your own research project under expert supervision, allowing you to consolidate your knowledge and apply the skills you have acquired.
  • Benefit from the close involvement of clinical academics and visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry and national drug regulatory bodies
  • Specifically designed to prepare you for future senior roles within the pharmaceutical medicine.
  • Guest lecturers have recently included staff from Pfizer, Servier, Johnson & Johnson and the Scottish Medicines Consortium.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc(MedSci)
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mvls-clinpharm@glasgow.ac.uk