Department profile

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Liverpool John Moores University
2022/23 edition

About School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences is one of the oldest providers of pharmacy education in Europe, delivering industry-relevant courses since 1849.

We welcome students from over 100 different countries and work in collaboration with businesses, professional bodies and educational institutions from all over the world showing how diverse LJMU is.

  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable academic team, including world leading experts in a number of fields
  • Accredited as a Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation Training School
  • Excellent links and work placement opportunities with leading organisations
  • Our Centre for Pharmacy Innovation conducts world-leading research
  • In 2016, LJMU became the first University to receive two commended judgements in the Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

Since starting the course two months ago, we have already made a lipstick, cosmetic cream and micellar water. LJMU is a great place to learn and it is full of great opportunities and incredibly helpful staff.

Jessica Lea, Cosmetic Science MSc

Our facilities

The School has brand new, state-of-the-art laboratories. Our facilities are equipped for:

  • Clinical skills
  • Forensic analysis
  • DNA analysis
  • Formulation and tableting
  • Animal cell tissue culture and stem cell research
  • Pharmaceutical technology
  • Targeting of drugs
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Instrumental chemical analysis
  • Spectroscopic studies
  • Microscopy: SEM, TEM and confocal microscopes
  • Computational chemistry

Our Life Sciences Building has been recently refurbished, providing us with highly-specialised and state-of-the-art facilities where students and staff can explore their interests and take part in top level research.

Our extensive range of labs and equipment includes:

  • Chromatographic equipmentTableting and particle sizing equipment
  • A computing laboratory and state-of-the-art molecular modelling software
  • Electron spin resonance spectrometers
  • Thermal analysis equipment
  • Full forensic microscopy suite
  • A range of forensic DNA analysis equipment including Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Forensic equipment, including cyanlacylate and ninhydrin ovens

Postgraduate courses

We offer a range of taught and research programmes at LJMU – all delivered by academics actively involved in ground-breaking research including:

Our professional practice-based approach means students benefit from hands-on experience giving them the edge when applying for work and within the workplace.

Hear what our students think about our courses

Impactful research

Our research staff collaborate with leaders in the sector such as AstraZeneca and Pfizer and with other university research groups across the world including China, Spain and Slovakia. Our staff receive funding from a variety of sources including the British Council, Department of Health and Swiss Government.

The recently opened Centre for Pharmacy Innovation sees the first research collaboration in the UK between a hospital, university and community pharmacy. The Centre is looking at improving how patients’ medicines are managed and prescribed outside of hospital.

Our research expertise includes: biomedical science, formulation and drug delivery, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacy, chemical and forensic analysis and chemoinformatics.

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For enquiries, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 151 231 2888

Contact details

0151 231 2888
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
L3 3AF
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