Where will this take me?


After completing the Pharmacology major, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

After completing this major you could pursue careers in various roles in the pharmaceutical industry, universities, research institutes and government departments.

Outside of the lab, you could look at jobs in marketing, sales, teaching, patent law, communications, or consulting within government or private enterprise.

Employers include the Florey Institute, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Pharmacology as part of your bachelors degree, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great lead-in to many specialist science and health degrees. Graduate degrees you could consider include:

Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, hospital or biotechnology company.