Our courses are continually developed with up-to-date knowledge on the very best of current policy and practice, and allow you to benefit from a wide range of industry links with local and regional companies and organisations. Take a look below to find the right course for you.
Play a vital role in improving the health of patients. Become an expert in the design, development and therapeutic use of drugs. At Sunderland, we have been teaching pharmacy for more than 90 years, and we are accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council's new standards for pharmacy education.Find out more about Pharmacy
Study life at molecular level. Utilise the latest technologies in genetics, chemistry, computation and analytical sciences. Access expertise and resources that are used by our long-standing Biomedical and Pharmaceutical programmes. Develop transferable skills you can apply in a range of employment situations. Graduate fully equipped to work in pharmaceutics, biological research and clinical and pathological sciences.Find out more about Biochemistry
Study small molecule drug discovery and design. Prepare for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or research institute. Be the next generation of chemical and pharmaceutical scientists. Experience a rich and diverse syllabus and learning experience. Benefit from industry and employer-relevant content.Find out more about Medicinal Chemistry
Work in the challenging field of drug discovery and development. Play a vital role in sustaining the health and wellbeing of our society. Grow your employability and gain real world experience with a 48-week placement. You could find yourself working with multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.Find out more about Biopharmaceutical Science
Do you want to be part of an industry that is constantly evolving and generates billions of pounds a year? Our Cosmetic Science course allows you to gain expertise in the formulation, manufacture, regulation and quality control of cosmetic fragrance and personal care products. Enhance your employability with a year-long paid industry placement and earn an average of £14,000-£18,000. Graduate fully equipped to work as a researcher or scientist for the cosmetics industry.Find out more about Cosmetic Science
Play a critical role in the healthcare system and progress your career. This postgraduate qualification is designed for working pharmacists, and will enable you to qualify for higher grade posts such as band 7 and band 8a. The Sunderland Pharmacy School is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council, and you’ll benefit from our 'world-leading' research in Pharmacy according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).Find out more about Clinical Pharmacy
Contribute to the discovery and development of drugs that could potentially save millions of lives. Take on practical projects which have previously involved collaborations with leading companies such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Helena Biosciences.Find out more about Drug Discovery and Development
Develop your knowledge in drug delivery systems for large molecules such as proteins, genes and anticancer drugs that offer innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our society. Focus on nanotechnology, dosage forms, pharmacokinetics and statistical methods used in data analysis. Work alongside academics with broad research interests, including formulation of different dosage forms, pharmaceutical analysis, process chemistry, various drug discovery programmes, and drug delivery systems.Find out more about Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Formulations
Already a qualified pharmacist outside the European Economic Area and are looking to qualify as a registered pharmacist in the UK? Earn your qualification in the only University in the North of England to offer an Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme that is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.Find out more about Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme
Do you live in Hong Kong and want to study Clinical Pharmacy delivered by a respected UK university? This course covers the principles of clinical pharmacy and a range of therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, dermatology, infections, dermatology, CNS, oncology and palliative care. A Masters qualification is highly sought after by employers and leads to professional progression and elevated levels of employment.Find out more about Clinical Pharmacy via Study Centres
Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.Find out more about
Staff within the Department of Pharmacy include qualified pharmacists and research scientists in biomedical science, chemistry, pharmacology, dermatology, pharmacy practice and clinical therapeutics. Research in Pharmacy at Sunderland has been described as 'world-leading' by the latest Research Excellence Framework. We have a long-standing Pharmacy School which was founded in 1921. As a student at the University of Sunderland, you'll benefit from our strong industry links with pharmaceutical companies, pharmacists, employers and the NHS.
Based at the Sciences Complex, City Campus, you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities which have benefitted from a multi-million pound investment in new equipment for pharmaceutical sciences and related areas. We have also developed the first-of-their-kind courses in BioPharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science. We maintain academic relevance to industry and practice, and as a result, our graduates are highly sought after by employers.