Find a Degree Undergraduate Immunology and Pharmacology (BC25)

Degree Structure

A degree in Immunology and Pharmacology is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning and prepare you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

The Course Catalogue provides more information about the range of courses we offer. Aberdeen's curriculum can offer you further benefits to support your learning. Find out more information at The Difference.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Introduction to Medical Sciences (SM1001)
  • Introduction to the Science of Sport, Exercise and Health (SR1002)
  • Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 (CM1020)
  • The Cell (SM1501)
  • Chemistry for the Life Sciences 2 (CM1512)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 45 credit points from courses of choice.

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Genes and Evolution (BI2017)
  • Physiology of Human Cells (BI20B2)
  • Molecular Biology of the Gene (BI20M3)
  • Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences (SM2001)
  • Physiology of Human Organ Systems (BI25B2)
  • Microbes, Infection and Immunity (BI25M5)
  • Energy for Life (BI25M7)
  • Research Skills for Medical Sciences (SM2501)

Third Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology (PA3004)
  • Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology (BM3501)
  • Mechanisms of Disease and Principles of Chemotherapy (PA3802)
  • Fundamentals of Immunology (IM3501)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Fourth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Current Research in Immunology (IM4006)
  • Molecular Pharmacology (PA4005)
  • Molecular Toxicology (PA4302)
  • Immunology or Pharmacology Project (IM4504)

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

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At the University of Aberdeen, we give you every opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop the professional and personal skills and attributes you will need to build a successful career. The high quality of our degrees combined with our strong focus on employability opens up a wide range of career options, which is demonstrated by our consistently low rate of unemployment (2% below the national average in 2010/11).

Additional information

More detailed information on employability is available on subject area pages.

General Information

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