Seven Reasons to Study Pharmacology & Pharmacy

For those considering a degree in this area but need further convincing, the Complete University Guide lends its expertise. Here are the top seven reasons to study a Pharmacology or Pharmacy degree:

1. Modern and applicable

Of all the subjects on offer at UK universities today, few have more modern applications than the study and research of new medicinal drugs. Pharmacology graduates make up a large chunk of this country's production as a work force, and it is a rare sector in that it is currently undersubscribed in the job market.

2. Graduate Prospects

Our Graduate Prospects rankings often sit at an average of around 60–70%. Here, graduate prospects at the top ten universities are in the high 80s or 90s, meaning you're in with a great shout of professional level employment or further study after finishing your undergraduate degree.

3. Work in industry

Most Pharmacology & Pharmacy courses last four years, and offer real world experience working for major pharmaceutical companies. You get paid for it too, which is handy.

4. Work Abroad

Quite a few courses not only allow a year in industry, but can allow it to be taken abroad. For most this will be in English speaking countries such as Ireland or the USA, but if you also speak a foreign language, the possibilities are open still further.

5. International skills

The world is a small yet diverse place, both more global, yet at the same time dividing people like nothing else. Drug knowledge and research offers skills and knowledge that can be applied in any country or culture around the world today.

6. The money

One of the key benefits of studying Pharmacology & Pharmacy is financial. The starting salaries are among the best across all industry sectors. With demand outstripping supply, expect at least something around the national average for graduate salaries..

7. Social aspect

These degrees put you in contact with real people a lot of the time, just as with any medical degree. As such, the socialites among you will enjoy this degree – you could meet anyone.