School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering which was formed in August 2019.
This brought together the expertise, knowledge and research from the School of Pharmacy which first opened in 1994 and the Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine (ISTM) formed in 2006.

The School of Pharmacy & Bioengineering offers a range of programmes for those with an interest in healthcare from a scientific and professional perspective. For those wishing to pursue a career as a pharmacist, the School offers a 4-year Masters in Pharmacy (MPharm), which is the first step to qualifying as a pharmacist and will provide the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the variety of roles open to graduates of this degree. For our overseas students, we offer the 5-year Masters in Pharmacy with Integrated Training Year, which incorporates the pharmacy-based training required to register as a pharmacist. For those wanting to work in drug development, research and the pharmaceutical industry, the School offers the BSc in Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business, and the BSc in Cell Tissue Engineering which will prepare you for this captivating field. For more information please follow the links below.

The new School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering is located on two main sites: Hornbeam Building at the heart of Keele University campus and the Guy Hilton Research Centre in Hartshill with additional laboratories and facilities at three main NHS hospitals; University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM), Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt ( RJAH) Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry and the Haywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent.

*Judged by the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Thank you for your interest in our range of excellent Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science programmes.

Pharmacists are working at the front line of the effort against COVID-19 in community pharmacies, hospitals, GP surgeries and research laboratories.  All of this is central to the treatment and care of patients with this disease.  The profession of pharmacy, particularly community pharmacy provision, has been recognised by the government as having been key to ensuring that patients have been kept safe within their homes through.  Pharmacists in all sectors have been key to solving medication supply issues, advising on treatment regimens, alternatives to medications which were in short supply or were unobtainable, and ensuring that all patients have received the correct medication on time and, in the community setting, delivered to their homes.

The School has been fully engaged with the COVID-19 effort with academics and technicians using their expertise to produce hand sanitiser for the NHS, along with research into possible treatments for COVI-19 symptoms.  Some of our researchers have also offered their expertise to work in Government Lighthouse labs, to support the testing for COVID-19. Many of our undergraduate students have also been deployed to the front line and we are incredibly proud that our students are now at the forefront of delivering care and helping to fight this virus.

If you are looking for a career that is challenging, interesting and makes a real difference then the School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering offers innovative undergraduate programmes and a wide range of postgraduate pathways, including many that are taught though distance learning.

Whilst we are not able to engage with you personally at this time there will be an opportunity to ask questions through our virtual open day on Saturday 20 June 2020.

For more information for our 2020-21 applicants please follow this link:

As soon as the current social distancing restrictions are lifted we look forward to welcoming you to come along and chat to us here at Keele University on our beautiful campus.  We hope to see you in person very soon.

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