Undergraduate courses starting in 2019

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 headaches or allergies 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.

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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)