Research programmes

Taught programmes

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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Pharmacy (School of)

The school is home to a number of specialist research centres and is the first Global International Federation (FIP) Collaborating Centre in partnership with WHO and UNESCO. It has invested £6 million in research facilities in the past six years and is recognised as a leader in pharmaceutical research. Our taught postgraduate programmes reflect the research and academic expertise within the school in drug discovery, drug delivery, drug targets, drug action, clinical pharmacy and the use of medicines. This expertise is enhanced by active participation in teaching by external leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries and leading clinical practitioners. This includes the provision by these professionals of placement opportunities for Master's Research Projects and PhD collaboration in the pharma and biotech industries, hospitals and research institutes.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Pharmacy MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy MSc FT
Drug Delivery MSc FT
Drug Discovery and Development MSc FT
Drug Discovery and Pharma Management MSc FT
Drug Sciences MRes FT
Pharmacognosy MSc FT

Student/staff ratios

  • 125 staff
  • 100 taught students
  • 120 research students


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Staff View

"I enjoy the continual interaction with people of a high intellectual calibre from many different disciplines. At UCL one is in the centre of things"

Dr Jonathan Chubb


Subject: Molecular Cell Biology (Laboratory for), Faculty: Life Sciences

Student View

"I have attended several conferences/seminars both internally and externally, which have provided excellent opportunities for meeting other researchers in my field. This has been invaluable both for discussing current research and for future opportunities/research areas."

Antonia Ford

Degree: Biological Sciences

Subject: Genetics, Evolution and Environment, Faculty: Life Sciences