Learn about the science behind drugs and medicines, their effects on living systems, and their role in treating disease on our Medical Pharmacology degree course.
You will cover a diverse range of topics, including toxicology, chemistry, genetics, reproductive biology, physiology, immunology, pharmacogenomics, neuroscience, and drug development.
You will develop excellent analytical and project management skills, and learn how to design experiments and plan work programmes.
Why Medical Pharmacology at Swansea?
The Medical Pharmacology course curriculum has been developed following the guidance of the British Pharmacological Society, of which our Programme Director, Dr Lisa Wallace is a Vice President.
A mix of compulsory and optional modules give you the scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or plans for post-graduate study.
You will benefit from access to state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities at the Medical School, including our research laboratories.
This degree is part of our ‘Medical Science in Practice’ Pathway to Medicine programme. Provided you meet the entry requirements, and have followed this Pathway, you will be guaranteed an interview for our flagship Graduate Entry Medicine MBBCh course.
We are ranked 3rd in the UK and top in Wales for Medicine (Guardian University Guide 2019) and ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and joint second for research quality.
Your Medical Pharmacology Experience
Our academic staff are active in a diverse range of research fields, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and cutting-edge practice.
In addition to your formal studies, we hold research talks at least weekly given by Swansea University staff or speakers from other universities or research institutions.
Our approach to learning encourages excellent analytical, research and communication skills, incorporating lectures, seminars, practical laboratory sessions, independent learning, and working in small groups.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.