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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 100 year anniversary.

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Top School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

According to The Complete University Guide 2022, we rank top School offering the MPharm 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

95.7% of our students who sat the 2021 General Pharmaceutical Council’s registration exam passed first-time, higher than the overall national average of 89.7%.

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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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Welsh language provision

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

Courses

Entry year

Pharmacy (MPharm)

Full time, 4 years

Our MPharm programme reflects the exciting developments in the role of modern pharmacists to fully prepare you for your future career. You'll be given invaluable patient-facing opportunities and we will provide you with the extensive knowledge,

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An introduction to our MPharm undergraduate course

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!

Discover more about our School

When you walk through the Redwood Building doors, you’ll be right at home within our warm, welcoming environment. Our close-knit School is also a supportive community where staff and students work closely together. Visit our Pharmacy Undergraduate page to discover more about our School community, the support we will offer you and our modern facilities - as well as our placement and interprofessional education opportunities on our fully accredited MPharm programme.

Above all else we are passionate about the profession of pharmacy and preparing our students for their future careers.

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. It is the​ ​same​ ​team​ ​of​ ​researchers,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​external​ ​expert​ ​practitioners,​ ​who will teach you if you join us​. ​Find out more about our School.

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.

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Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

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Guaranteed accommodation

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

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Student support

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

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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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Medical pharmacology

Medicines: How are they discovered and developed? Why do we need them? What do they do and how do they work?