Close up of a microscope with a sample
Muscle biopsy under a microscope
(Image Credit: Rob Judges / Oxford University Images)


The Department of Pharmacology is one of the top preclinical departments in the country with excellent research and teaching facilities with a large and vibrant community of graduate students. Since 2019, the Department has been ranked number 1, as the top department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy in the QS World University Rankings.

Pharmacology has an outstanding track record in medical research achieving the highest possible rating in successive Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment exercises in the country in its category. Researchers are rated as ‘internationally excellent’.

The department has over 50 DPhil students and 25 MSc taught course students at any one time who enjoy outstanding facilities. Students also benefit from having close proximity to colleges, libraries and other facilities in the University Science Area.

The department has a very active graduate student association and a Pharmacology Society, which arranges talks and social activities.


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