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 (Guardian University Guide 2022) and arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today to begin your pharmacy UCAS application.
Top Five UK Universities for Pharmacy
1. Queen’s University Belfast
The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast is regularly ranked as one of the top pharmacy schools in the UK and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning programmes to international students. The Pharmaceutical Sciences BSc is concerned with the design, evaluation, production and testing of medicines and is based on the chemical, biological and medical sciences as the foundation for employment within the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare (e.g. Medical Device) Industries.
- Course to consider: Pharmaceutical Sciences BSc
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. Cardiff University
Teaching at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University is informed and supported by internationally recognised research and allows students to explore different aspects of modern pharmacy. Cardiff is located on the coast of South Wales, which has beautiful national parks and beaches only 30 minutes away, and is a popular study in Wales destination.
- Course to consider: Pharmacy (MPharm)
4. Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary University has a long tradition of pharmacy and pharmacology excellence and its Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics programme will help you understand aspects of the drug development cycle, bioethics and clinical trials, all in-demand skills in the current global climate. 93% of Queen Mary graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation (HESA GOS 2017/18), whilst 92% were satisfied with the quality of their course.
- Course to consider: Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics
5. University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool Life Sciences department offers the Pharmacology BSc (Hons) degree which focuses on a range of different pharmacology, including classical pharmacology, physiology and cell biology. Internships at home and abroad are available and graduates have gone on to varied careers across a range of sectors, including the public and private sector.
- Course to consider: Pharmacology BSc (Hons)