School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


Professionally Recognised Courses

All of our courses are designed to meet the needs of employers. Personal development planning, careers guidance and tuition in transferable skills are all part of the package.

Our Pharmacy course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council whilst our Biomedical Science course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Accreditation is vital if you wish to practise in these disciplines upon graduation.

Additionally, both the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and the BSc (Hons) Pharmacology are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology and the Pharmacology course fully meets the expectations of the British Pharmacological Society core curriculum.


Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Accredited

Informed by the latest scientific techniques and technologies, this course gives you a firm understanding of pathological processes and the origins of disease.

Study mode: full time

Pharmaceutical Science (Top-up)

BSc (Hons)

With our outstanding array of facilities and expert academic staff, this course provides the opportunity to top up existing qualifications to a full BSc (Hons) degree and increase your chance of a career in the industry.

Study mode: full time


BSc (Hons) Accredited

This course entails working at the cutting-edge of modern pharmacology methods incorporating several scientific disciplines.

Study mode: full time


MPharm (Hons) Accredited

Underpinned by simulated practice and work placements, this accredited course combines scientific and practical approaches for entry into the pharmacy profession.

Study mode: full time


Medical Biotechnology


This Master's course will give you sought-after advanced skills in molecular biotechnology.

Study mode: full time | part time

Prescribing and Therapeutics

PgCert Accredited

Hone your therapeutics skills on our accredited course.

Study mode: distance learning



An excellent opportunity to join an active research team and develop your science career.

Study mode: full time | part time


Postgraduate research at Portsmouth provides opportunities to work with research teams on a range of projects with many active collaborative projects between groups and with external institutions. 

We run PhD, MPhil and MRes programmes, either on full or part-time basis. For a full range of postgraduate research opportunities, please visit the Graduate School's Postgraduate Research page.

Collaborative Courses

We are in partnership with a wide range of UK and international academic establishments, meaning you can study for your University of Portsmouth degree in a variety of locations across the globe. View our list of courses and providers.

See below for collaborative courses within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

Drug Safety Research Unit

  • Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Pharmacovigilance

These courses are a collaboration with the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU). You will learn from one of the leading pharmacovigilance training providers in Europe, with an established reputation for academic excellence, providing you with an industry recognised qualification.

For more information and how to register, please visit the DSRU website.