Best Pharmacy & Pharmacology Programs

Following are some of the top leading schools offering Pharmacy & Pharmacology programs in the UK:

Queen's University of Belfast:
- Queen's School of Pharmacy is the best in the UK, rated No. 1 in The Times Good University Guide 2010.
- The School had 15% of research classified in the highest 4* category (world-leading research), and 40% was graded as internationally excellent' (3*) in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
- The School was awarded the maximum score of 24 points by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
- The school offers distance learning courses for pharmacists for over 20 years.

The University of Nottingham:
- Ranked No. 1 for Pharmacology & Pharmacy in the Complete University Guide 2010 Subject Tables.
- Rated as the top English School of Pharmacy in the Guardian University Guide 2009.
- Named the top school of pharmacy in the UK, with 95% of the research was judged to be of international quality and 35% world-leading in the RAE 2008.
- Awarded the 2007 Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category to the School for 'enhancing significantly the development of new medicines'.

University College London:
- The Department of Pharmacology at UCL was the first Pharmacology Department to be established in England in 1905.
- It was the only Department in the UK to have been rated in the top category in all five research assessment exercises, and was the top-ranked (5 star A) Department in the RAE in 1996 and 2001.
- No. 1 in the Guardian University poll for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (2010).

University of Strathclyde:
- Rated second top institution in the UK for Pharmacy research, in terms of both quality and volume (RAE 2008).
- Top 10 for Pharmacy and pharmacology in all subject league tables in 2010: 2nd in Guardian, 8th in the Complete Univ Guide, and 10th in The Times.

University of Bath:
- The Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology is ranked in the top 4 UK Pharmacy departments - these four are distinguished by having a high percentage of the submission considered as "internationally excellent" in the RAE 2008.
- The Department is rated in the Top 6 nationally in all subject league tables in 2010: 2nd in the Complete Univ Guide, 6th in The Times, and 6th in Guardian.

The University of Manchester:
- The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded the maximum score for undergraduate teaching in the most recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review of teaching and learning.
- Ranked in the Top 5 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology in The Times and The Complete Univ Guide 2010.
- 70% of the School's overall research activity was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', placing the School 2nd best in the country for research quality. It received the 5* rating in RAE 2001.

University of East Anglia:
- UEA Pharmacy rated 6th in the rankings of all schools of Pharmacy in the RAE 2008.
- The School of Pharmacy was voted top UK school for the third year in a row in National Student Survey 2009.
- The School is rated in the Top 5 nationally in all subject tables in 2010: 5th in Guardian, 4th in The Times, and 4th in The Complete Univ guide.

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