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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology research

Our research spans fundamental drug discovery science, target identification through to health care delivery and lifelong health.

Research themes

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

Drug and target discovery

We deliver innovative drug and target discovery science to address to priority health and medical problems.

Medicines design

Our aim is to understand and apply underlying scientific principles in the rational design of medicines.

Research centres

Our staff work across a range of interdisciplinary research centres and groups.

Centre for Therapeutic Innovation

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We transform innovation, arisen from basic research, to diagnostics and prognostics, medicines design and delivery, leading to personalised medicine.

Neuroscience network

Nerve cell

An interdisciplinary group from psychology, biology and biochemistry, pharmacy and pharmacology, physics and computer science and local hospital research teams.

Cancer Research at Bath

Our mission is to improve cancer patient outcomes by fostering links between Bath’s scientists and clinicians.

Study with us

Find out about our MSc and PhD degrees.

MSc Drug Discovery


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

Our facilities

Our facilities are available for students, research and industry.

Research excellence

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the Department.

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

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