School of Pharmacy

Undergraduate study at the School of Pharmacy


Pharmacy is a rewarding career which offers variety and many opportunities to develop and expand your skills. Kick start your pharmacy career at The School of Pharmacy.

Undergraduate - Bachelor of Pharmacy

Our four year full-time Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with its re-invigorated curriculum strongly places its emphasis on pharmacists providing effective patient-centred care.

Our teaching combines a variety of traditional and innovative evidence-based teaching practices with carefully considered subject matter and teachers who are knowledgeable, skilled and passionate. This ensures that our students graduate with a unique blend of knowledge and skills and are well prepared for contemporary pharmacy practice.  

Undergraduates in the Bachelor of Pharmacy programme build upon their knowledge of biomedical, pharmaceutical, health and social sciences gained during the first 18 months of the programme. Studies then progress to learning about different disease states and different patient populations. The curriculum includes learning about ethical, legal and management issues and examining how drugs are developed and used.

Students also develop a range of information retrieval; critical evaluation, communication and team work skills so that they can confidently interact with patients and other health professionals in order to optimise patient care.

We strongly believe effective teaching is about providing a combination of theory and practical learnings. Our programme combines lectures with laboratory sessions, workshops, seminars, assignments, a group research project and supervised clinical practice.

In the final three years of the programme students undertake a series of practice placements which enable them to put their learning into practice and gain experience in clinical settings under the guidance of experienced pharmacists.

Our re-invigorated degree gives graduates the best possible start to their lifelong career as a pharmacist.