Pharmacology is the study of the action of drugs on living tissues and their components, with an emphasis on how drugs work. Recent advances in pharmacology have resulted in improved treatments for diseases such as AIDS, depression, heart failure and malaria. Our pharmacology degree programme has a strong emphasis on the molecular aspects of how pharmacological agents work, with particular interests in neuroscience and neuropharmacology. Graduates in pharmacology are in considerable demand in a variety of areas of employment. At Southampton you will undertake a balanced programme where you will gain the relevant skills and knowledge required for a career in this subject area.