Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences
We are one of the top UK schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. We are proud to be globally recognised for our research excellence in advancing knowledge, delivering significant new discoveries benefiting society, and graduating highly valued, innovative, and enterprising people fit for practice and employment.
Why further your studies with us
An introduction to our MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
This video by our Course Director, Dr Steve Hiscox, provides an overview of this one year, full-time MSc course designed to provide you with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in this rapidly advancing field of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics. So, whether you’re looking to better prepare yourself for doctoral research or achieve a self-contained advanced qualification in its own right, this postgraduate programme will set you in excellent stead for your future.
Interested? Apply for our MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
An introduction to our MSc in Clinical Research (PDip/PCert/MSc)
This video by Course Director, Dr William Ford, provides an introduction to this progressive 3 year, part time distance learning programme that allows you the flexibility to study whilst you work. Designed to develop outstanding research skills to advance a career in clinical research, this course provides enhanced understanding of clinical trial processes and regulation. The course also offers an insight into the diverse range of therapeutic areas and their treatments in relation to drug registration and drug safety.
Interested? Apply for our MSc in Clinical Research.
An Overview of our Postgraduate Research Course (MPhil/PhD)
In this short video, our Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Dr Emma Lane, gives an overview of how you can undertake exciting, innovative PhD research in our vibrant and world leading School. Learn how our interdisciplinary research encompasses the discovery, development and usage of medicines and therapeutics across a spectrum of diseases including cancer, infection, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative disorders.
Interested? Apply for our PhD/MPhil in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Postgraduate taught programmes for qualified pharmacists:
Clinical Pharmacy (PDip/MSc)
A progressive key qualification for the advancement of your clinical pharmacy career, this part-time blended learning programme comprises face-to-face learning with online learning and experiential study. It integrates a traditional academic course with your everyday role, with the aim of developing vital skills and knowledge to apply to your patients.
Interested? Apply for our Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacist Independent Prescribing
The course aims to provide Pharmacists with Independent Prescriber status to make the very best use of your skills to give patients quicker and more efficient access to medicines. The programme, run alongside nurses, midwives and other allied healthcare professionals, offers the opportunity for multidisciplinary learning. The course is comprised of a series of study days, self directed learning, assessments and supervised time with a Designated Medical Practitioner to build a prescribing portfolio. Interested?
Interested? Apply for Pharmacist Independent Prescribing
Postgraduate research opportunities
Our postgraduate research degree focuses on the discovery, development and usage of medicines across a spectrum of disease areas, giving you the freedom to investigate a cutting-edge topic in depth amongst leading researchers with first-class facilities. We have a strong reputation for the quality of the research that we conduct and attract large research grants from a variety of Welsh, UK and international sources including governments, charities and industry.
We have a diverse research portfolio and our discipline areas for PhD and MPhil degrees include drug delivery and microbiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and physiology, pharmacy, and pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy.
Our researchers and their international networks work across multidisciplinary teams, allowing you to work collaboratively both across different schools in the University along with NHS and industry partners. This interdisciplinarity supports our post-graduates to shape their training in knowledge and skills for their future careers.
Our teaching is informed and supported by our internationally recognised research. Our research spans the complete continuum from basic to applied translational science and clinical practice. Our team of world-leading researchers work on the discovery, development and use of drugs and medicines to tackle some of the most debilitating and life-threatening medical conditions 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 our students and inspire the researchers and clinicians of the future.
We welcome applications from high quality students interested in our range of postgraduate taught programmes and those interested in researching for a PhD within our diverse research portfolio.
Explore Cardiff University
Learn more about our team, the impact of our world-leading research and our PhD student successes.
Our main School pages contain a wealth of useful information and reasons to further your studies at our School.
Submit your question via our enquiry form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.