Six reasons to study Pharmacology & Pharmacy
For those considering a degree in Pharmacology & Pharmacy but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are six compelling reasons to study this subject area.
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 part of this country's production as a workforce. The area is regularly undersubscribed in the job market, too.
2. Graduate prospects
The graduate prospects for the top universities in this subject area are high, meaning you're in with a great shot of professional-level employment or further study after finishing your undergraduate degree.
3. Work in industry
Most Pharmacology & Pharmacy courses include real-world experiences with major pharmaceutical companies. You’ll probably have the opportunity to take a year-long, fully paid work placement in the industry.
4. Work abroad
Quite a few courses that include a year in industry offer the opportunity to take the placement abroad. For most, this will be in English-speaking countries such as Ireland or the USA, but the possibilities go further if you also speak a foreign language.
5. International skills
Drug knowledge and research offer skills and knowledge that can be applied in any country or culture around the world today. So, if you're keen to work overseas, you'll have the ability to take your skills further than the UK.
6. Earning potential
One of the key benefits of studying Pharmacology & Pharmacy is the money. 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.