Undergraduate Course


The School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University

Course Options
  • MBiolFull-timeSeptember4 years
  • MBiolSandwichSeptember5 years

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for all full-time undergraduate degree courses in 2017/18 have not been confirmed.

Tuition fees for all full-time undergraduate degree courses in 2016/17 will be GBP9,000.

If you have a year-long placement as part of your sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad, the fee for that year will be GBP1350.

Course Information
What will I study?

The course begins by giving you an understanding of how pharmacology and physical principles are integrated in, and used to investigate broad living processes from cells to organisms.  The course is designed to give you a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the action of drugs on the body.

Major concepts include the pharmacology of cells, tissues and organ systems and a study of substances that are used for medicinal reasons, as well as those that are used for pleasure and illicitly. You'll study the key aspects of drug action both in practical and theoretical concepts and outcomes are used when considering the positive and negative effects of pharmaceutical products.


Year One

  • Living Systems
  • Practical Techniques for Biology
  • Tutorial Module
  • Genetics and Immunology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Pharmacology

Year Two

  • Tutorial Module
  • Bioinformatics and Biomathematics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Cells and Tissues
  • Experimental Design
  • Drugs of Addiction and Abuse
  • Neuroscience or Physiology
  • Placement Year (Optional)

Year Three

  • Tutorial Module
  • Honours Project
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Current Topics in Pharmacology
  • Current topics in Neuroscience or Current Topics in Physiology

Year Four

  • Tutorial Module
  • Science Communication
  • MBiol Research Project

Students are assessed in a variety of ways including:

  • essays
  • case study reports
  • verbal presentation
  • class tests
  • exams.

You will also present a written dissertation and give a verbal and poster presentation of your project work.

Entry Requirements For This Course

280 UCAS Tariff points achieved from three A-Levels (or two A-levels and two AS-levels) including A-level Biology at grade B; or

BTEC Extended Diploma grades DMM (including relevant Biology modules); and

GCSE Maths and English at grade C.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you are an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course, you can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (life sciences) offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at The School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University to prepare for your chosen course:

Foundation and Pathway Courses at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these courses from another institution:

Course Contact Details


Shiva Sivasubramaniam


+44 (0)115 848 3455


+44 (0)115 848 8221

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