BScHons Pharmacology

Programme Code

10243162


Closing Dates

  • SA – 31/08/2021
  • Non-SA – 31/08/2021

Admission Requirements

  1. Relevant bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree with at least one applicable biological subject as a major
  2. A suitable pharmacology background in a biological degree in which pharmacological concepts and treatments have been discussed, including the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and toxicology thereof
  3. Undergraduate FAR 381 and FAR 382 (or equivalents thereof) must be completed with a minimum module average of 60%. In exceptional circumstances based on the approval of the selection committee, candidates who have not completed undergraduate pharmacology will need to complete these modules in the honours year for non-degree purposes.  
  4. Interview with the HOD, programme coordinator and supervisors may be required
  5. Letter of motivation

Note: Compliance with the minimum admission requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission to the programme.


Selection Process

  • A limited number of students will be admitted.
  • A departmental committee selects the students based on undergraduate performance (specific attention will be given to modules repeated and duration of study), letter of motivation and an interview with the HOD, programme coordinator and supervisors.

Duration of study

1 year, full-time.


Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Health Sciences continues to exemplify and build on the University of Pretoria’s vision of being a leading research-intensive university in Africa: it is recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, as well as for creating knowledge, developing people and making a difference locally and globally. 

The Faculty is home to 5 500 undergraduate and 1 500 postgraduate students, including medical and dental fellowship training in more than 40 disciplines. 

The Faculty’s research output has grown, in response to the need for research that is relevant to the improvement of health and health care and advancing medicine in South Africa, Africa and globally. 

The Faculty of Health Sciences continues to exemplify and build on the University of Pretoria’s vision of being a leading research-intensive university in Africa: it is recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, as well as for creating knowledge, developing people and making a difference locally and globally. 

The Faculty is home to 5 500 undergraduate and 1 500 postgraduate students, including medical and dental fellowship training in more than 40 disciplines. 

The Faculty’s research output has grown, in response to the need for research that is relevant to the improvement of health and health care and advancing medicine in South Africa, Africa and globally. 


Enquiries about the programme

Name: Prof AD Cromarty
Tel:  012 319 2622
E-Mail: [email protected]
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