12 months
23300 GBP/year
9730 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MSc in Pharmacology and Education at the University of York will provide you with a unique opportunity to advance your pharmacology knowledge alongside developing as an educator. 

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The MSc in Pharmacology and Education at the University of York  is built around core modules that cover the fundamental principles of pharmacology, the clinical relevance of drugs for the major organ systems and the fundamental processes involved in clinical trials. Alongside the pharmacology component, there are core modules covering learning and teaching, assessment and research methods to train educators of tomorrow.

You will finish your year with us by conducting a significant research project focussing on generation of novel data to support and improve pharmacology education for both science or medical professions. We will support you to increase your chances of getting your work published. 


Through studying this MSc, you will have the opportunity to expand your pharmacology and therapeutics knowledge as well as gaining an insight into the clinical trials process. Alongside this, the course will equip you with practical knowledge to deliver exceptional teaching, assessment and research. This skill set is key for multiple roles within the industrial, medical and academic sectors. 

This course will provide you with expertise to help you become a pharmacology educator and will be useful for those wishing to follow an academic or clinical academic career. In addition, this MSc will give you knowledge and experience to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry and  is likely to open job opportunities in drug safety, quality, regulation and compliance as well as Consumer Safety, Quality Managers, Clinical data associate, or clinical data managers.

In the medical sector, an intercalating MSc can have a significant impact on your application to deaneries and your potential career prospects. Understanding the science of medicines improves prescribing and can also open up possibilities such as Medical Advisers.

Finally, this MSc should give you key skills to allow you for further your academic career by pursing a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of pharmacology
  • Learning and teaching
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Research approaches in health professions education
  • Therapeutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have previous training in human or mammalian biology (e.g graduates from medical, biomedical or biological undergraduate courses) and other related fields with a minimum 2:2 (Hons) degree or equivalent.
  • Intercalating medical students must have successfully completed a minimum of three years of an MB BS or comparable medical qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9730 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9730 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK (home) tuition fees 

  • Part time (2 years): £4,865

International (including EU) tution fees 

  • Part time (2 years): £11,650

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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