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Our subjectsPharmacy degrees

What is pharmacy?

Pharmacy is the science of preparing and dispensing drugs. Pharmacists are experts in medicines who work alongside doctors, nurses and dentists as part of healthcare teams. 

Why study pharmacy?

Pharmacists enjoy a range of potential career paths. While many pharmacists work in retail or community pharmacists, there’s also the opportunity to work in hospitals or research.

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Why study at Strathclyde?

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is an award-winning academic institution - the only to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year twice!

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) is a leading centre for research focused on new medicines, better medicines and better use of medicines. Recognised as one of the leading departments of its kind in the UK, you'll be taught by academics working at the forefront of research. 

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Departmental Award, in recognition of its practices which support gender equality in higher education. 

Our MPharm degree is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council in order to progress to pharmacist pre-registration training and then to register as a pharmacist.