Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Pharmacology is the study of the effects of drugs on the body. Learn how to develop effective treatments for both human and animal diseases.

Pharmacologists play a vital role in increasing our understanding and development of treatments for a wide range of diseases, from the common cold to global issues such as cancer, arthritis and dementia. As a Pharmacology student, you’ll develop a broad knowledge and skills base by exploring how chemicals can impact the function of living systems at the molecular, cellular, tissue or whole body level.



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


97% of employed UK first degree pharmacy and pharmacology graduates move into managerial, professional or technical jobs within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2015/16)

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)