The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences offers an impressive multidisciplinary portfolio of practical and professional courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Our students have access to a range of laboratories and learning environments. The main objective of our practice learning environments is to supplement practice based learning throughout the School and to facilitate the development of skills required for new professional roles.

Our approach to preparing graduates for employment sees our courses placed amongst the top in league tables:

  • 1st in Scotland for Pharmacy - The Guardian University Guide (2017)
  • Top 10 for Medical Technology - Complete University Guide 2017 League Tables
  • Top 10 for Forensic Science - Complete University Guide 2017 League Tables
  • Top 10 for Food Science - Complete University Guide 2017 League Tables


The School's robust and industry relevant courses equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in distinct and exciting industries.



PALS staff are based in the Sir Ian Wood Building in Garthdee, Aberdeen.



The School has well-equipped laboratories, mock-up workplaces and state-of-the-art instruments.



Join an active and vibrant research community. If you undertake a research degree you will work alongside and be supported by experienced researchers and academics.

Placements and Industrial Links

Placements and Industrial Links

We have developed close links with local and international companies and public sector organisations.

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News and Events

The latest news and events from the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

  • Enquiries

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    Contacts for the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

  • Community Pharmacy Practice Videos

    Community Pharmacy Practice Videos

    View our videos showing different scenarios between a pharmacist and patient.

  • Ethics Procedures


    Documentation that ensures researchers maintain the highest ethical standards that preserve the safety, rights, dignity and well-being of both participants and researchers.

  • Open Days

    Information for Applicants

    The School is an active participant in the annual university open day, which takes place in October and November each year.