This degree is the only undergraduate course dedicated to Clinical Pharmacology. We take a holistic view of the development of drugs: from understanding disease processes and identifying possible drug targets, to organising testing, rolling out clinical trials, negotiating complex regulations and licensing and finally, treating patients and potentially saving lives. The course blends clinical and fundamental sciences with an innovative integrated approach.
Designed in collaboration with industry, our course prepares you for employment from the outset with a focus on developing core skills in leadership, organisation, communication, teamwork, academic integrity and more. You’ll relate your learning to real-life through case studies and practical activities, which in 2020 included our students assisting with the running and management of COVID testing of students across the University.
Every student spends six weeks on industry-related work experience in Year 2. This is in large part thanks to our excellent professional links with the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), regulatory bodies, contract research organisations and major pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical companies, such as AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. In addition, students undertake an extensive lab-based or clinically-focused research project for six weeks.
Taught by experienced practising clinicians and scientists. Many of our course team are involved with research and clinical trials associated with the fight against COVID.
Our lecturers are praised by students for being friendly, supportive and for their innovative teaching methods which blend traditional lectures and seminars with skills workshops, practical sessions and work experience.
Course focused on graduate employability – every one of our students undertakes a research project and spends six weeks on industry work experience in the second year, after which you have the opportunity to spend an additional professional year on placement in industrial, clinical or other settings.
Established in 1752, St George’s, University of London is the UK’s specialist health university. We are the only UK university to share our campus with a major teaching hospital, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, helping to build your multidisciplinary understanding and context.