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Monitoring and licensing of medicines​

​Pharmacovigilance is the monitoring of the effects of medicines after they have been licenced for use – a vital part of drug development for ensuring patient safety. ​

To work in pharmacovigilance you will need to have at least a BSc. Further qualifications in relevant areas can help your progression.  ​

To help you in a pharmacovigilance career you can:​

  • Take part in clinical placements  during your degree​
  • Engage with pharmacovigilance departments​
  • Develop knowledge on drug regulations and regulatory bodies​    ​

Organisations offering pharmacovigilance roles include:​

  •  Hospitals ​
  •  Pharmaceutical companies​
  •  Specialist pharmacovigilance contractors​
  • Government regulatory agencies​