Facts & figures
Global leaders in pharmacology
- 1883 Pharmacology introduced at the University
- #2 in Australia 2018 QS Subject Rankings
- #18 in the world 2018 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.
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:
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.
The University offers a range of research opportunities to help you pursue your passion. You can undertake a:
For more information, please visit our postgraduate research page or contact the Postgraduate Coordinator Dr Josep Font:
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.