Pharmacy

Our Pharmacy courses are delivered by active researchers and practitioners. Practical lab experiments, established placement links and public patient engagement ensure our programmes are up to date with the healthcare sector.

Enjoy an excellent learning environment with state-of-the-art industry standard pharmaceutical science laboratories and a newly refurbished pharmacy practice suite with flexible teaching spaces and clinical skills areas to prepare you for a career as a pharmacist.

Slide 1 of 1

Study Pharmacy01 / 01

Why choose us?

  • Our MPharm is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

  • Pharmacy courses at UCLan ranked 1st in the North West for graduate prospects (outcomes and on-track). Complete University Guide 2024.

  • Opportunities for undergraduate research through our Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme.
Sound interesting?

Get to know us

Get a feel for our campus and meet current students and staff at an Open Day. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

Book an Open Day

Future Careers and Opportunities

MPharm graduates will need to undertake a pre-registration training year to become a qualified pharmacist. You may then consider postgraduate study, or training to become an independent prescriber.

Postgraduate study could allow hospital-based staff progression to higher AfC banding and community practitioners a move into practice-based/GP-patient facing roles.

Career options for pharmacy graduates

MPharm graduates undertake a pre-registration year to become qualified pharmacists. You may then consider postgraduate study or training to become an independent prescriber.

Studying pharmacy could lead to a future career as a:

  • Pharmacist
  • Clinical Trials Assistant
  • Quality Control Assistant
  • Clinical research associate

Take the next step

group of students walking outside once was lost in preston

Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

Slides 1 to 2 of 6

Meet the team

Peter Abel in pink and white striped shirt
Dr Peter Abel
Senior Lecturer
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Pete completed his first degree at Leeds University which was a BSc (Hons) in Genetics in 1990. He then worked as a Biomedical Scientist for several North West NHS trusts and completed a Masters qualification in 1993 at Manchester Metropolitan University. This was a Fellowship in…

Louise Cogan in glasses and a black dotted dress smiling
Louise Cogan
Deputy Associate Dean
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Louise works as a Deputy Associate Dean within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. She is Course Leader for the MPharm programme, as well as pre-registration co-ordinator for MPharm students. She also undertakes locum work as a community pharmacist.

Common questions about studying Pharmacy