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About us

We're 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.

Students being taught by a researcher.
Our students are taught by a team of world-leading researchers.

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.

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. It is the​ ​same​ ​team​ ​of​ ​researchers,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​external​ ​expert​ ​practitioners,​ ​who teach​ ​the​ ​pharmacists​ ​of​ ​the​ ​future through our undergraduate MPharm programme and our postgraduate programmes​.​

The best thing about the MPharm is being taught by staff who are world leaders in their respective fields. We get to speak with people who are shaping the world of pharmacy, and are doing the research and development that will underpin the treatments of the future. I've had the chance to spend time abroad, be selected for several awards and represent our professional body, the RPS. I’ve had a fantastic time here.

Mark Sweeney, MPharm student

We collaborate

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 are proud to be globally recognised for sustained excellence in advancing knowledge, delivering significant new discoveries benefiting society, and graduating highly valued, innovative and enterprising people fit for practice and employment.

Professor Mark Gumbleton, Head of School

We ensure our students are career-ready

Students learning in practice
Our students benefit from patient-focused education.

We are listed in the Complete University Guide 2020 as the top School offering the MPharm programme throughout England and Wales.

We’re proud that, for many years, over 85% of our students who sit the General Pharmaceutical Council’s registration exam pass first time, which is consistently higher than the overall national average. For many years, 100% of our graduates who have applied for pre-registration pharmacy training have been successful in securing a training place.

Our​ ​students​ not only ​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.

Find out more about our Undergraduate MPharm programme

We offer great opportunities for postgraduate study or research

We are proud to offer professional postgraduate programmes for qualified pharmacists alongside additional programmes for other healthcare practitioners and biomedical scientists.

Find out more about our postgraduate taught programmes

We also have a strong reputation for the quality of the research that we conduct and attract large research grants from a variety of sources. At any one time, we have about 60 students studying for PhD qualification by research.

Find out more about postgraduate research opportunities with us

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 close-knit community within the School. 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 professional services employees. All staff and students are invited to an extensive range of research seminars and visitors are welcome too.

Students walking outside Redwood
Our students enjoy the supportive Pharmacy School community within the Redwood Building.

We welcome you to join us

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.