UCL School of Pharmacy


Director's Welcome

Professor Duncan Craig

Welcome to the UCL School of Pharmacy website, which we hope will provide an informative and attractive window to our teaching, research and engagement activities.


Our School was founded in 1842 as the original educational institute of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Since that time, the ‘Square’, as it is affectionately known, has played a leading role in pharmacy education and professional activity.

In January 2012, we became a member of University College London and are delighted to be vigorously exploring the multiple opportunities for collaboration and cooperation that are now available to us.

As a former postgraduate and staff member of the School myself, I am delighted to report that all the character, commitment and quality that we have long associated with the School is not just intact but is being actively enhanced.

We look forward to an extremely bright future, not least because of our new MPharm degree which we fully believe meets all the requirements of modern pharmacy education and adds numerous innovations to the student experience and learning process.

High scores

We are particularly proud of our consistently high scores in research assessment exercises and the excellent quality of our graduates at all levels, many of whom are now professional, research and educational leaders worldwide. Furthermore, by being part of the University rated 7th in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings) our already very strong research activities will inevitably be considerably enhanced and strengthened. Further information about our departments can be found here: Departments of the UCL School of Pharmacy, and you can discover more about our Research clusters in our dedicated Research page.

We hope that you will find all the information you need on the website, but if not do not hesitate to get in contact with us and we will be happy to direct you to the appropriate person or information source.

Professor Duncan Craig, Director