Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences

Undergraduate courses starting in 2020

Explore the effects of drugs on the body and learn how to develop effective medicines.

Pharmacologists and pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in the discovery, development and testing of treatments for a wide range of diseases, from headaches or allergies to global issues such as cancer, arthritis and dementia. You'll develop a broad knowledge and skills base, with input from industry experts, in preparation for a career as a research scientist or in pharmaceutical development.


Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Development

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Development leading to an undergraduate master's degree

Pharmacology leading to an undergraduate master's degree


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

Top 10

Top 10 for pharmacy and pharmacology in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019


92% student satisfaction rate for Pharmacy & Pharmacology in the National Student Survey 2019

‘We've developed the degree in pharmaceutical sciences and drug development to produce graduates with the skills necessary to develop the medicines of the future.’
Dr Paul De Bank Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology (2019)