Pharmacology is about the study of drugs, examining how they work, how they are processed by the body and the relationship between concentration and effect.

Pills and capsules.

Subject overview

Are you interested in understanding how drugs work? And how they can improve health? Pharmacology is an exciting field of study and is essential to the discovery of new medicines to fight diseases.

Whether it’s a drug we swallow for a headache or to cure cancer, Pharmacology looks at how the medication produces beneficial and adverse effects. Pharmacology also explores how we can improve the way drugs are tested.

Study Pharmacology and contribute to tomorrow’s medicines and make a difference to health around the world.

Where can Pharmacology take you?

Our graduates work in government and pharmaceutical industries, healthcare and universities. Many pharmacologists work in labs, but others teach, work in publishing or have regulatory roles.

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