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.
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. It is the 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 2020 as the top School offering the MPharm programme throughout England and Wales.
We're proud that 95.7% of our students who sat the General Pharmaceutical Council’s registration exam in 2021 passed first-time, higher than the overall national average of 89.7%. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.