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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Our internationally recognised centre of excellence covers all the skills you'll need to develop and prescribe medicinal products.

Research with Impact

Our research is helping to change the world for the better. We work in partnership to help create a healthier, more sustainable and connected future for us all.

Research Excellence Framework 2021

99% of our submitted research activity was ranked as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).

Undergraduate study

Pharmacy courses offer training in the scientific design and clinical use of medicines. Pharmacology courses study the effects of drugs on the body and learn how to develop effective treatments.

Postgraduate degrees

Find out about our taught postgraduate courses for practising pharmacists and our MSc in Drug discovery.

MSc Drug Discovery


Gain knowledge and practical skills in drug discovery science from target identification through to getting a drug to market.


Read about the latest research news and press releases from the Department.

Our research and people

We have a long-standing and internationally recognised reputation for high-quality, translational research with an overall aim of improved health outcomes.

Equality and diversity

We are firmly committed to promoting equality and diversity. We welcome a diverse population of both students and staff.

Outreach and events

Details on how we engage with schools and communities and on our regular seminars for academics.

About the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Ranked top 10 for pharmacy and pharmacology in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

Pharmacy teaching is patient-focused, via strong relationships with hospitals and practising pharmacy professionals. Our links with industry mean we offer outstanding placement opportunities.

In pharmacology we train students to develop a broad knowledge and skills base in preparation for a career as a research scientist or in pharmaceutical development.

5 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

General enquires 01225 383782 or email