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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) is a leading centre for research focused on new medicines, better medicines and better use of medicines.

SIPBS is a top UK School of Pharmacy delivering an accredited four year MPharm degree together with a range of accredited BSc and MSci degrees in the Biomedical Sciences.

We offer a number of taught Masters degrees and have a thriving postgraduate research community undertaking PhD, MRes, MPhil, and DPharm higher degrees.

SIPBS is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all our staff and students.


  • New MPharm students

    Congratulations on your results.  We are delighted you will be joining us in September. You will receive a letter from Student-Business and the Faculty of Science Office regarding your Induction Information Sessions.

    Induction Week will take place from Monday 12th to Friday 16th September for new Year 2 students. 

    Follow us @StrathMPharm for further updates.

    We look forward to meeting you in September.

  • Biomedical Science students

    We will be delighted to see those of you who have achieved the required credits/SQA results to gain entry into either first, second, third or fourth year on Monday the 12th of September 2016. For students currently awaiting results from resit exams we hope you have a positive outcome. The timetable for the first week of the semester will be on Myplace, and includes sessions to introduce you into the new academic year. This week (12-16th September 2016 inclusive) is compulsory for all students.



  • Mon
    Induction Week

    SIPBS Induction Week will take place from Monday 12th to Friday 16th September.

  • Mon
    MPharm new intake induction

    The Information Session for New Year 2 Pharmacy students will take place on Monday 12th September at 12.30pm in Room AB101 (John Arbuthnot Building).  You will be given more details of the Induction programme on this date and we have sent you an outline of our activities.

    Please contact Carol Barnett, Administrator, ( or Dr Christine Dufès, Year Coordinator ( if you require any further information.

  • Mon
    Biomedical Sciences induction

    Students should attend their induction at the following times:
    Year 1:  09.00am - 12.30pm in the Royal College Building, room RC345.
    Year 2:
      10.00am - 12.30pm in the John Anderson Building, room JA314.
    Year 3
    :  10.00am -  3pm in the Royal College Building, room RC345.
    Year 4
    :  1.30pm - 3.30pm in the Royal College Building, room RC512.

    Please contact Moira McAvoy (Administrator), ( or the following year co-ordinators if you require further information.
    Year 1 – Dr Val Ferro (
    Year 2
    – Dr Owain Millington (
    Year 3
    – Dr Dino Rotondo (
    Year 4
    – Dr Chris Carter (
    Year 5
    – Dr Nick Tucker (

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