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Our subjectsPharmacology degrees

What is pharmacology?

Pharmacology is a vibrant area of biomedical science that studies drug action (how medicines and other drugs work and are processed by the body). 

Why study pharmacology?

Pharmacology is crucial for discovering new medicines to help fight diseases such as cancer, depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. 

Pharmacological knowledge and understanding improves the lives of millions of people across the world by providing vital answers at every stage of the discovery, testing and clinical use of new medicines. 

As new diseases emerge, and older medicines - most notably antibiotics - no longer work as well, the contribution of pharmacology to finding better and safer medicines becomes all the more vital.

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Why study Pharmacology at Strathclyde?

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is an award-winning academic institution - the only to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year twice!

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) is a leading centre for research focused on new medicines, better medicines and better use of medicines. Recognised as one of the leading departments of its kind in the UK, you'll be taught by academics working at the forefront of research.