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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cardiff University

12 months
21950 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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The Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programme at Cardiff University focuses on the discovery, development and optimised use of medicines and therapeutics to tackle some of the world’s most debilitating and life-threatening diseases and improving patient health outcomes.


The excellence of our pharmaceutical sciences and health related research and teaching is recognised internationally. We rank joint first as a School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the UK for our research and teaching excellence according the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

Our research spans the continuum from basic to applied, translational science and clinical practice. It encompasses the discovery, development and usage of medicines and therapeutics across a spectrum of diseases including cancer, infection, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative disorders.

Our research includes all aspects of the study of drugs, including:

  • the discovery of new potential drug entities using synthetic chemistry
  • formulation of drugs to achieve targeted responses
  • pharmacological studies of mechanisms of drug action
  • medicines management to pharmaceutical practice and education.

The applied and multidisciplinary nature of our work benefits from worldwide scientific collaborations and strategic relationships with global businesses and public sector bodies that enable us to see the real-world impact of our research.

You will be fully integrated into our research and academic community. You will be provided with the tools, support, and opportunity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and generate impact in your chosen research discipline.

You will study and work in a self-contained multi-disciplinary School, with opportunities for collaboration with related departments in our College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, or with the University’s Schools of Chemistry or Engineering.

Career prospects

Our aim is to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or in primary/secondary care.

Dependent on your chosen field, the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programme at Cardiff University will prepare you for a career as a leading academic scholar, to excel as a researcher or practitioner, or to pursue a career as a senior healthcare policy decision maker.

Close collaboration between school and industry is a major reason why many of our higher graduates enjoy successful careers within the pharmaceutical industry.

Programme Structure

Our research degrees give you the freedom to investigate some of these overarching research themes and their diverse range of discipline areas in depth, with support from leading researchers making use of first-class research facilities.

The research areas within which you can focus your studies as part of our Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research programmes include:

  • Drug Delivery and Microbiology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, master's degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no subscore less than 6.5). Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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