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Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

We are one of the top UK schools of pharmacy. Our teaching is informed and supported by our internationally recognised research and allow students to explore different aspects of modern pharmacy.

Welcome to our Virtual Open Day and thank you for your interest in studying MPharm at Cardiff University. The materials prepared for you today will give a brief insight into the role of the pharmacist and will introduce you to our undergraduate programme. We hope you find it helpful and look forward to welcoming you to our School in the near future.
Professor Mark Gumbleton Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and Head of School, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Live MPharm webinar and chat drop-in sessions

Dr Allan Cosslett, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, tells you everything you need to know about our top-ranked MPharm course followed by a chance for you to ask questions in a live Zoom webinar.

Our friendly School Admissions team, academics and current MPharm undergraduate degree students are also here to answer any further questions you may have about our School or about studying and living in Cardiff on Unibuddy.

Why study with us

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100 years of excellence in teaching and research

We are a close-knit and long-established School having recently celebrated our centenary.

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Top School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

According to The Complete University Guide 2020, we rank top School in England and Wales

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Joint first School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for research

In the Research Excellence Framework, we rank joint top school of pharmacy for the quality and impact of our research

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Developing top quality pharmacy practitioners

82% of our students who sat the General Pharmaceutical Council’s pre-registration exam in 2019 passed first time, higher than the overall national average of 72%

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Great career prospects

100% of our graduates are in employment and/or further study six months after graduating

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Strengthening pharmaceutical services

We have a range of teaching activities through the medium of Welsh designed for Welsh language students and learners to benefit healthcare delivery.

Our talks

Welcome from our Head of School

Watch this short video and meet Professor Mark Gumbleton, Head of School, as he introduces you to our top-ranked School and guides you through the materials and information available at today’s open day.

An introduction to our MPharm undergraduate course

Missed our  live talk? Not to worry, this video by our Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Dr Allan Cosslett, provides an overview of how to become a pharmacist, the varied career options available to you along with information about our MPharm course and our School. Don’t miss our top tips on applying!

What today's pharmacists do

Pharmacists are experts in the field of drugs and medicines and may be involved in any aspect of drug preparation and use. That includes the discovery of medicines, finding the best way for drugs to be administered, supplying them to patients and optimising drug therapy.

Many of today’s pharmacists are now qualified to prescribe medicines independently of a doctor and are on the front-line of healthcare provision. They play a pivotal role in supporting patients and improving their health and well-being.

Discover more about our School

We are passionate about the profession of pharmacy. Our teaching is informed and supported by our internationally recognised research. 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 such as​ ​​Alzheimer’s Disease,​ ​Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.

Find out more about our School and our ground-breaking research and how 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 pharmacy students and inspire the research ​of​ ​the​ ​future​.​

The best thing about the MPharm is being taught by staff who are world leaders in their 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

How we teach and what our students think of us

This short video gives an insight into how we equip our students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed as future pharmacy practitioners.

How we teach MPharm

This short video gives an insight into how we equip our students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed as future pharmacy practitioners.

Students reveal why they chose Cardiff, what the course is like and what you can expect when you study pharmacy here.

What is it like to study pharmacy in Cardiff?

Students reveal why they chose Cardiff, what the course is like and what you can expect when you study pharmacy here.

Discover what our international students think about our course and their experience of living in Cardiff.

An international student perspective

Discover what our international students think about our course and their experience of living in Cardiff.

Explore Cardiff University

A safe campus experience for 2020/21

We're putting protective measures in place to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

Next steps

Download our MPharm brochure

A brief guide to studying an MPharm in Cardiff.

Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

With over 300 courses to choose from, download our prospectus.

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Get in touch

Submit your question via our enquiry form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about the application process.

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