About the department

The department consists of five reserach groups, two research platforms and is part of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Uppsala University. 

The Department offers several courses at the undergraduate and advanced levels in the fields of Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Biopharmacy and Social Pharmacy. The courses are intended for students who have not yet completed a degree but we also offer courses for professionals. The combination of basic and advanced courses makes it possible to have a scientific foundation as well as an excellence in pharmacy. For a course overview, see Education.

The department offers graduate education in the subject of pharmaceutical science at advanced level. For more information on postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Uppsala University, see www.medfarm.uu.se.

The Department's research focuses on drug formulation, rational drug use and pharmaceutical particle and material science. Research is conducted in a number of research groups, several of which of international prominence. The teachers and researchers at the department own a unique academic competence in Sweden, and the Department of Pharmacy thus has a key role in developing the pharmaceutical disciplines in Sweden. For an overview of our research programs, see Research.