We are passionate about the profession of pharmacy. Our rich heritage forms a solid foundation upon which our cutting-edge research and innovative approach to education is built.
Within our top-ranked, internationally-recognised School, we have world-leading researchers working on the discovery, development and use of drugs and medicines to tackle some of the most debilitating and life-threatening medical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases, to name but a few.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework we were ranked the joint top School of Pharmacy in the country. Our dedicated researchers pave the way in creating new, effective methods for delivering these drugs and explore how they can be used to better treat disease. And it’s this same team of researchers, as well as external expert practitioners, who teach the pharmacists of the future.
Being part of such a well-established University, we don’t work in isolation. We have significant research collaborations with our colleagues across and beyond the University’s College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, as well as partners in the NHS and life-science industrial sector. We know we can achieve so much more when we combine our expertise.
Our students benefit from these strong cross-University connections too. Our commitment to inter-professional and patient-focused education means they gain valuable insight and experience from across the life-science and health care professions which sets them in good stead for their future careers.
We ensure our students are career-ready
We are listed in the Complete University Guide 2017 as the top School offering the MPharm programme throughout England and Wales.
Over 90% of our students who sat the General Pharmaceutical Council registration exam in June 2017 passed first-time (far higher than the national average of 78%) and, for many years, 100% of our graduates who have applied for pre-registration pharmacy training have been successful in securing a training place.
Not only do our students come away with the confidence and ability to become outstanding professional pharmacy practitioners, they also leave as highly-employable graduates with the passion, skills and aptitude to do so much more.
We engage the public in our work
Aside from our research and teaching functions, we strive to engage the public in our field of expertise. We organise an array of inspirational public participation activities, from our award-winning Pharma Bees project to the Brain Games and activities at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, plus much more. Find out more about our commitment to public engagement.
We are a caring School community
We're proud of our community within the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We have a very active and welcoming undergraduate student organisation, the Welsh Pharmacy Students' Association, as well as a society for postgraduate students. Our staff team includes over 66 members of full-time academic and teaching staff, in addition to technical, research and administrative employees. All staff and students are invited to an extensive range of research seminars and outside visitors are welcome too.
We welcome you
Whether you come here to undertake the MPharm as an undergraduate, to further your education through postgraduate study, or to join or partner with our team of world-leading researchers, you’ll be working with us to shape the profession of Pharmacy and improve patients’ lives.