**Reasons to choose Kingston**
â Kingston is ranked top in London for subject area 'pharmacy and pharmacology', and tenth nationally (Guardian University League Tables 2019).
â This course meets the core curriculum requirements set out by the British Pharmacology Society (BPS), the professional association for pharmacologists.
â You may study pharmacology on its own or in combination with business. You can also get a career head start through a yearâs work experience placement or spend time studying abroad."
**About this course**
This course explores how drugs treat and prevent disease and how medicines are discovered and tested. Emphasis is mainly on biological, rather than chemical, processes. Youâll examine the action of drugs at their target sites, such as major organs and systems, and the bodyâs reactions. Youâll study the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, drugs acting on the brain and peripheral nervous system (e.g. antidepressants and analgesics), new drugs to treat brain diseases, and drug abuse.
Youâll consider how pharmacology effects society and develop the skills to communicate with both specialists and the public. Through an independent project, youâll research an area of particular interest.
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A very supportive environment, with a comforting and lush market town surrounding campus in lovely Surrey. It’s a such a beautiful campus, but if you fancy a bit of excitement, the centre of London's only 20 minutes away – the best of both worlds, really. And there's a really friendly atmosphere, especially with the Student Union who are incredibly helpful, very friendly and considerate. There’s loads going on throughout the year – for one, the food festival hits town just as Freshers gets going, so you can meet your new flatmates and find new and exotic hangover cures!
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