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The British Pharmacological Society runs a programme of educational workshops covering core principles and specialist areas of pharmacology. These workshops are suitable for those who have completed a Master’s-level qualification in a molecular bioscience discipline or have equivalent experience and a basic understanding of pharmacology.

Workshops are designed to be interactive and may involve talks, small group ‘tutorial’ sessions, discussions and computer-assisted learning. Delegate numbers are limited at 25 to maximise learning and networking opportunities. Pre-workshop materials, including references, presentation summaries and speaker biographies are made available to delegates ahead of the workshops.

All workshops offer Royal Society of Biology accredited CPD points and workshops with significant clinical content may also offer Royal College of Physicians accredited CPD points. Society workshops also provide a great opportunity to meet and network with other attendees and workshop organisers, including at the workshop dinner which all are invited to attend.

Forthcoming workshops can be found on our calendar of future scientific meetings. If you have any queries regarding the workshops, please email

  1 Day 2 Day

Workshop fees

  Early bird*   Early bird*  
British Pharmacological Society member £150 £100 £200 £150
Non member £200 £150 £275 £225

*Please note that early bird rate may not apply to all workshops.

Please note that although a student discount is not available, students can join the Society at a discounted rate, which will then allow them to take advantage of the member rate for workshops.

In many cases it may be cheaper to join the Society than to pay the non-member rate.

 Diploma students

These workshops form part of the Diploma in Advanced Pharmacology. Diploma students must, as part of their studies, attend six workshops, including:

  • General and Advanced Receptor Theory.

And at least one from the following:

  • Statistics.
  • Integrative & In Vivo Pharmacology.
  • Drug Discovery.
  • Or, Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics.

Students must complete a reflective account for each workshop, which may include a series of problems, short answer questions or longer essay-style questions to assess understanding of the workshop content. Reflective accounts must be judged to be of an acceptable standard in order for the workshop to be a component of a student’s Diploma studies. All students will have one opportunity to resubmit any work deemed unsatisfactory.

Diploma students receive priority booking for all workshops and will be notified via email when registration for each workshop opens.

Diploma students may substitute up to two of their workshops for courses run by the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP). Either:


Students wishing to attend BAP workshops as part of their Diploma programme should let the office know in advance.