Congratulations on securing your place to study pharmacy at Manchester! We're delighted that you've chosen us for the next step in your studies.

We know you'll have lots of questions about preparing for your studies and what will happen once the semester starts. You can find information relating to your level of study at the links below.

Welcome message from the Head of School

My name is Professor Kay Marshall and I have the privilege of being the Head of the School of Health Sciences in which your home Division of Pharmacy and Optometry sits. The University is constituted of nine Schools spread across three Faculties and, of course, Health Sciences is the best School!

Our mission is to improve health through our research and teaching, and this means doing and delivering world-class research and teaching. To make a difference and achieve our goals, we need great staff and students – so I am delighted that you have chosen to study with us, and I hope that when you gain your qualification you will go out into the world and improve the health of those you are caring for.

Research-driven teaching is important in pushing our practise as healthcare professionals forward, as well as helping us solve healthcare problems and challenges. Research in Pharmacy is as diverse as its teaching and will change the lives of people with all manner of illnesses and problems.

Last year, large grants were won to personalise renal function monitoring and interventions in people living with heart failure, design cutting-edge nanoparticle drug delivery systems to individualise drug therapies, and lead major public health initiatives such as working on the impact of COVID on the diagnosis, monitoring and mortality in 13 million people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

I hope you have an excellent learning experience at The University of Manchester, and that you enjoy your time with us and make the most of everything the University and city has to offer. So a very warm welcome to our community and we are all looking forward to seeing you on campus in the near future and teaching you next year!

With best wishes,

Kay Marshall
Vice-Dean, Head of the School of Health Sciences