School of Pharmacy
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Keele has a well-established school of pharmacy and strong links with major employers such as Well, Boots and the National Health Service. We currently offer two undergraduate courses; a 4 year MPharm programme which began in September 2006 (also available as a 5 year programme with an integrated training year for international students) and a new 3 year BSc course in Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business launched in 2013. Located within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, our School complements the existing School of Medicine and you will be taught in a dynamic and flourishing multidisciplinary, interprofessional environment.
What is Pharmacy?
Pharmacists are the experts in drug discovery, development, preparation and usage of medicines. They are both professional scientists and qualified health care practitioners. Pharmacists work in hospitals, in the community and in the pharmaceutical industry. They promote the safe and effective use of medicines and ensure quality patient care. Often, pharmacists are the first point of information on medicines for the public and other health care professionals, and must be effective communicators. Pharmacists receive training in diverse areas of science and in the skills required to be effective and professional in their job.