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Pharmacology educator

Teaching Pharmacology at Higher Education level is a career that offers lots of excitement and variety and gives you the opportunity to inspire future generations of scientists. You will engage and support students through their degree courses, preparing them with the technical and vocational skills they will need to pursue their chosen careers.

No two days are the same working in this field, and you will typically be responsible for a range of activities such as developing teaching materials, delivering lectures, seminars and practicals, assessing students’ work and progress and supervising student research.

To become a pharmacology lecturer, you will need:

  • a 2.1 or above in a relevant bachelor’s degree subject
  • to have completed or be working towards a postgraduate master's or PhD
  • to complete a teaching qualification, typically offered by your university and completed while working

This career path can lead to roles such as principal lecturer, reader, or professor within the higher education setting, as well as external career opportunities. 

Find out more about this career path here.

Christine Edmead

Edmead,-Christine.jpgDr Christine Edmead is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies at the University of Bath. She is responsible for teaching students at varying levels of their pharmacology and pharmacy courses, and strategically directing teaching programmes. She works closely with students and other academics to ensure students are progressing, learning, and developing the necessary skills for their future careers.

"What I like best about my current role is interacting with students, engaging them in discussion and supporting their learning and deeper exploration of topics. There is no greater satisfaction than sparking their interest and motivation. Additionally, I like the variety of my role; no two days are the same"


Read more about Christine's career path