Pharmacy and pharmacology

Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Pharmacy and pharmacology involve the study of how medicines affect physiological systems. Pharmacy will also include the clinical skills required to distribute medicines to patients.

Train to be a high quality, innovative and independent research scientist or pharmacist. You’ll develop your knowledge and skills base in core sciences and subject-specific areas. Graduates can play a major role in healthcare teams as pharmacists or pursue a career in drug discovery and optimisation.


Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in pharmacy and pharmacology. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

Pharmacologists will develop key practical skills in our dedicated pharmacology laboratory and on placement.   Pharmacy students will learn how to prescribe and dispense medicines safely in our Pharmacy Practice Suite, including consulting rooms and a life-like robotic patient.

Graduate employability

Pharmacology graduates are well suited to research careers with the pharmaceutical industry. Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for research careers.

To become a pharmacist you will need to undertake a pre-registration year in primary or secondary care. Many graduates choose to return to university to study to become independent prescribers.

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.


The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject.


100% student satisfaction rate for MPharmacol Pharmacology including placement year in the National Student Survey 2017

Jasmine Sim
“I like the course because there is a focus on lab work and I get placement opportunities at top companies. I've gained a deeper understanding of the drug discovery pipeline and how medicines work.”
Jasmine Sim

MPharmacol Pharmacology (2019)