Welcome to Pharmacology
The Department of Pharmacology is one of the pre-clinical science departments that form part of the University’s Medical Sciences Division and is focused on basic life sciences research, undergraduate teaching for medicine and biomedical sciences students and the training and development of graduate students.
6 May 2021
We were delighted to learn from the announcement today, 6 May 2021, that Professor Fran Platt has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society. She is one of the 52 distinguished scientists whose election was announced, and one of the two biologists out of six Oxford academics so-honoured this year. https://royalsociety.org/news/2021/05/new-fellows-announcement-2021/
Top of the QS World University Rankings for Pharmacy and Pharmacology 2019-2021
Founded in 1912
20 research groups
50+ graduate students
The Department of Pharmacology is at the forefront of research into the effects of drugs and other molecules on biological systems with a view to understanding the mechanisms of the human body. Pre-clinical research in the Department aims to examine cellular and molecular pathways in living systems as the first step towards a greater understanding of disease and effective treatment.
Academic staff in the Department lead lectures, seminars and tutorials for undergraduate students on the Medicine and Biomedical Sciences courses. The Department also hosts an internationally-renowned one-year MSc taught course in Pharmacology and has a community of around 40 DPhil students.