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07 June 2017

'Pharmacy and Pharmacology' at King's ranked seventh in the world

‘Pharmacy and Pharmacology’ at King’s College London has been ranked seventh in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Woman in lab
Woman in lab

The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

King’s has a strong tradition in pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. The university’s current strategy in this area – From Molecules to Medicine – is led by the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and enables researchers from different disciplines to work together towards the discovery of novel medicines and formulations that can be evaluated in patients in the clinic. 

This research ranges from pharmacological and chemical studies that allow novel drug targets and new chemical entities to be identified, through formulation and drug development, to clinical trials and the use of medicines by patients.

King’s delivers an innovative suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Forensic Science that reflect these research strengths.

It is fantastic to have our world leading status recognised independently, where we sit alongside Harvard and Oxbridge. Staff and students work incredibly hard to be at the cutting edge of teaching and research, and it is a fitting tribute to their efforts to be ranked so highly.

Professor Peter Hylands, Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science

We are delighted with this result. It reflects the international research and education reputation of the pharmacologists at King's. We benefit from the multi-disciplinary research approach of our staff, allowing them to provide a broad and cutting edge education. Moreover, many of our students are able to gain valuable experience from working alongside our close colleagues within the industry.

Professor Sue Brain, Head of Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics