Facts & figures
Global leaders in pharmacology
- 1883 Pharmacology introduced at the University
- #2 in Australia 2021 QS Subject Rankings
- #13 in the world 2021 QS Subject Rankings
Facts & figures
We are part of the School of Medical Sciences, and provide a vibrant and dynamic environment for conducting high-quality research and teaching.
We have a rich history at the University of Sydney, with rudiments of pharmacology first taught here in 1883 in a discipline described as Materia Medica. Our staff and alumni have made many invaluable contributions to the field, including Adrien Albert, who studied and worked at the University of Sydney and introduced the discipline of medicinal chemistry to Australia.
Pharmacology is the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs. This subject is taught across several degrees at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research level at the University of Sydney.
There are a number of ways you can study pharmacology units as an undergraduate student at the University of Sydney. We teach pharmacology units of study in the:
View the full list of pharmacology study options.
You can undertake honours in anatomy and histology through:
Honours in pharmacology is open to internal and external applicants who meet the entry requirements. For more information about eligibility and taking an honours year, visit our honours page.
You can study pharmacology units into the following postgraduate degrees:
For more information, please visit our postgraduate research page.
We have a strong and growing research environment covering a range of areas including neuropharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacoinformatics and medicinal chemistry, as well as molecular, respiratory, cancer and clinical pharmacology.