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Short courses in integrative pharmacology and physiology

The British Pharmacological Society and The Physiological Society are committed to supporting undergraduates wishing to gain hands-on experience in mammalian in vivo research techniques.

Designed by top in vivo scientists, short courses in integrative Pharmacology and Physiology are run annually with support from the British Pharmacological Society and The Physiological Society. The courses have previously received additional support from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Places are in high demand as the training provides excellent hands-on experience that employers in academia and industry are looking for.

Each of the courses has two components: a Home Office training course held between March and May, and an experimental course during the summer vacation.  Since their inception, courses have continued to receive overwhelming feedback, with one student reporting:
“This course confirmed that in vivo research was an area I definitely wanted to work in and proved invaluable in my applications for postgraduate research positions. It enabled me to appreciate and fully understand the methodology and planning that goes into in vivo study.”

Dates and locations for the 2016 courses will be confirmed and available here shortly.

Applications & eligibility

Applicants should be studying for an undergraduate degree at a university in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and have the support of their supervisor or relevant tutor/course director/Head of Department. Undergraduates must also be currently in the second year of their degree at the time of application (or third year if based in Scotland).
Funding will be provided for successful students to cover their travel and accommodation, however successful applicants will also be required to pay a non-refundable fee of £35 to guarantee their place on a course.

Please note that these courses are very expensive to run and you will forfeit the chance for your university to send further attendees if you drop out without giving reasonable notice.

If you have any questions, please contact