What is Pharmacy?

Our integrated Masters degree in Pharmacy builds on the strengths of the Medical School, integrating science and practice to prepare you to meet the challenges of the changing face of Pharmacy.

Pharmacists today work together with doctors and nurses in a clinical setting so training at Swansea will reflect this. You will benefit from our experience and expertise in clinical and life science, research, training and practice, helping you to develop your pharmaceutical practice, science and knowledge. 

Throughout the course, your studies will reflect the way Pharmacists approach patients and how patients present to Pharmacists, combining scientific understanding with how it is applied; ‘the practice of Pharmacy’.

What does Pharmacy cover?

Pharmacy combines scientific understanding with its clinical application ‘the practice of Pharmacy’. You will be taught by experts in their field across a range of scientific practice including Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biology and Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice. Together with a strong focus on clinical and communication skills and digital technology, you will develop the academic, practical, and personal qualities to practise pharmacy competently and with confidence.

What careers could be open to me when I Graduate?

Pharmacists work in many different healthcare settings, including community pharmacies, GP surgeries and hospitals. After graduation 98% of pharmacy graduates are working or in further study 6 months after graduation

Want to know more?

As well as our 4-year MPharm Pharmacy degree, we also offer a 5-year MPharm Pharmacy with a Preparatory (Foundation) Year which is ideal if you don’t have the required entry qualifications or experience, or you're worried about your grades. 

Want to find out More about Swansea

Feeling inspired to train for a career in the NHS? Take the time to explore our campus from the comfort of your own home using our virtual tour, talk to some of our current students about what it is like studying at Swansea and make sure you register for our next Open Day where you can experience Swansea, our community and our courses in person.