UK (St George’s University of London) St George’s Clinical Pharmacology course among sector leaders

St George’s, University of London’s Clinical Pharmacology course has been named the third best pharmacy and pharmacology course in the UK by the Guardian. The course, which recently celebrated its first cohort of graduates following its introduction at St George’s in 2019, is the highest ranked pharmacology offering by the Guardian with the courses ranked higher devoted to pharmacy and pharmaceutical science respectively.

Clinical Pharmacology at St George’s takes a holistic view of the development of drugs. This ranges 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. It prepares students for employment through a six-week work placement in 2nd year as well as an opportunity to spend an additional professional year on placement in industrial, clinical or other settings.

Clinical Pharmacology course leads, Professors Emma Baker and Iain Greenwood, said of the recognition, “We are immensely proud of the team for all the hard work they have put in to turn the beginnings of an idea for a Clinical Pharmacology course at St George’s into an innovative, successful programme training the next generation of Clinical Pharmacologists. To see the course recognised as one of the sector leaders nationally is immensely gratifying and is testimony to the hard work of so many at St George’s, particularly within the Clinical Pharmacology team. We look forward to continuing our efforts to provide students with a challenging and enjoyable experience which prepares them for the workplace.”

Associate Director for Marketing and Student Recruitment, Naz Hussain, added, “It’s great to see the Clinical Pharmacology course go from strength to strength. Having achieved an overall student satisfaction of 93% in the 2022 National Student Survey, and now being recognised by the Guardian. Students are full of praise for the course and it is a great example of the type of career-focused and innovative programmes offered by St George’s, University of London.”

If you would like to find out more about our Clinical Pharmacology course, you can join our upcoming virtual undergraduate Open Day devoted to our scientifically focussed courses on Wednesday 2 November.