Pharmacy and Pharmacology is the study of medicine and chemicals and how drugs are created, composed and dispensed.
The study of pharmacy and pharmacology is popular amongst international students in the UK due to great work placement opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty and world changing research conducted inside departments.
Do you want to apply to study a UK pharmacy or pharmacology degree? Learn more about the top five UK universities for pharmacy and pharmacology below and arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in London or Manchester today to get your application started.
Top Five UK Universities for Pharmacy
1. University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (THE 2020, QS 2020) and 96.9% of its UK undergraduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2016/17).
The Pharmacology BSc (Hons) programme is the best of its kind in the UK and students can expect to be taught by leading academics who will prepare them for a careers in large and small pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
- Course to consider: Pharmacology BSc (Hons)
2. Ulster University
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ulster University has been ranked as number one UK university for pharmacy and pharmacology in three of the last five years and students can choose from a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) offers placements in all years of study to prepare you for your future career.
- Course to consider: Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)
3. University of Bristol
The University of Bristol School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience department offers a MSci Pharmacology with Study in Industry which provides placements at major pharmaceutical companies and other health, biotech and research companies. 85% of graduates on this course are in work or further study six months after graduation.
- Course to consider: MSci Pharmacology with Study in Industry
4. Newcastle University
Newcastle University has a long tradition of pharmacy and pharmacology excellence and its Pharmacy MPharm Honours will prepare you for a career in healthcare and medicine. The University scored 92% for overall student satisfaction in National Student Survey 2019 (subject area Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy) and Newcastle is a Gold rated Teaching Excellence Framework UK university.
- Course to consider: Pharmacy MPharm Honours
5. University of Nottingham
The School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham offers a Pharmacy MPharm course which prepares students with “the knowledge, personal and professional skills needed to become an excellent pharmacist”. Masters courses are also available, and the department was ranked 8th in the world by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2019.
- Course to consider: Pharmacy MPharm