Learn about every aspect of the preparation and use of medicine and become an expert in the field. Train to become a pharmacist in healthcare or industry. You’ll gain a grounding in human biology and origins of disease, pharmaceutical chemistry, and physical sciences. You’ll also develop your knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics. You’ll be introduced to professional practice and undertake clinical placements in patient-facing environments. Later in the course you will specialise and put your knowledge into practice in primary and secondary healthcare settings. In the final year you’ll undertake an extensive research project, studying alongside researchers in the Department or on a 12-week placement with an international partner organisation. There are placement opportunities available in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Brazil and China. Placement opportunities may not be guaranteed. As a graduate you’ll understand the causes and progression of medical conditions, the mechanism and underlying principles of drug action. You will also learn about the appropriate supply and administration of medications and the principles of monitoring treatment and disease progression. You can go on to become a pharmacist working in primary or secondary healthcare, as well as in an education or research setting.