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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.

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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 and it’s regularly undersubscribed in the job market.

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 if you also speak a foreign language, the possibilities go further.

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.

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