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Pharmacology BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

Kingston University pharmacology graduates work in a variety of roles in the pharmaceutical industry. These include drug discovery and development, clinical trials, toxicity and safety testing, and medical sales and marketing. Suitably qualified graduates can use their degree to enter medicine, dentistry or veterinary science. Many progress to further study, and to a research career either in academia or industry. Graduates also work in teaching, medical writing, patents or regulatory affairs.

Studying pharmacology at Kingston provides you with both specific scientific knowledge and general transferable skills that will significantly enhance your employability.

What our graduates say

Rebekah Adebanjo

Name: Rebekah Adebanjo
Course:
Pharmacology with Business BSc(Hons)
Graduated:
2017

Why? I chose to study this course because I have always been fascinated by how drugs interact within our bodies - complexities of the organs, how they reach the target site of pain, metabolism within the body, excretion and beyond. Pharmacology is a diverse area which goes beyond the bodily system but also encompasses the laws and regulations for companies who market the medicines to testing these molecules from the lab to clinical trials (animals and in humans) all the way to post marketing surveillance. It is an astonishing world which brings together science, businesses, laws and communication from HCP to everyday patients. Business is one essential environment which we connect with daily so studying this felt like a natural mesh combing science with this subject area.

What I enjoyed most about studying here? I enjoyed the campus culture of Kingston University; a large and diverse pot of people from various walks of life. Meeting and learning with others were an enjoyable experience I would never forget. The lecturers are so approachable and easy to help with studies or even advice you on future career development.

Kingston University offered a lot of opportunities to me such as learning another language, student engagement and even being active in the Community. There are so many opportunities to thrive - make money, build your business idea and ultimately moulding you into the finest version of yourself.

My experience: My KU experience was amazing and many stories from here to tell my grandchildren! I immersed myself into my surroundings and it opened a lot of opportunities for me to which I am very grateful. I won awards here, worked for the University, got involved in competitions and really got into the culture of student life. KU is also situated by the River Thames, so spring and summer evenings were always enjoyable after a long of day of lectures and studying. I made a lot of friends and great connections with whom I am still in contact with today.

What does the future hold? I plan to be a top Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Consultant.

 

Katie Cudmore

Name: Katie Cudmore
Course: Pharmacology BSc(Hons)
Graduated: 2016

During my time at Kingston University I studied pharmacology. I originally chose this course with the intention of transferring to pharmacy after my first year, however I decided to stick with pharmacology as it had a wider scope for career opportunities.

Throughout the course, I appreciated the variety of subjects and therapeutic areas covered and the support that the lecturers provided was second to none. I never felt there was any pressure placed on me while studying at Kingston however, I was always provided with the resources I required and encouraged to achieve my goals.

Kingston had a great work play balance and offered a great range of extra-curricular activities. I took part in the Bright Ideas Entrepreneur Competition, was a member of the rowing club and represented the university as a student ambassador.

Since graduating in 2016 I have completed an MPhil in Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge and am now training to be a life science consultant.

 

Careers and recruitment advice

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.

Students practising interview skills at a 'speed interviewing' eventThe team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, in the picture here students are practising their interview skills with real employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus.

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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020 3308 9931*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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