Medway School of Pharmacy

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Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Kent and Greenwich
Established 2004
Type Collaborated university centre
Dean Professor Iain Cumming
Location Medway, United Kingdom
Campus Semi-rural

The Medway School of Pharmacy is a school of pharmacy in South East England.[1] Established in 2004,[2] the School is the result of a collaboration between the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent.[1] Its campus is part of a shared facility on Chatham Dockyard in Medway, Kent.


Medway School of Pharmacy was established as a collaboration between the British universities of Kent and Greenwich, in response to "shortage of qualified pharmacists" in the south east of England.[1] The School admitted its first students in September 2004:[2] its first graduates completed Foundation degrees in June 2007 and in July 2008 the first cohort of MPharm students graduated from the school.[1]


The School's academic staff are grouped by subject, covering:[3][4]

  • Clinical and Professional Practice
  • Chemistry and Drug Delivery
  • Biological Sciences

The School offers three undergraduate programmes: Foundation degrees in pharmacy practice and medicines management, and an MPharm, enabling graduates to gain entry on to the register of pharmacists in the UK.

Appointed in August 2007, the Head of School is Professor Iain Cumming.[5]

Medway Pharmacy Students' Association[edit]

Established in January 2008, Medway Pharmacy Students' Association has become undoubtedly one of the most successful societies on the Medway campus. Exclusive to Medway School of Pharmacy students, the MPSA boasts the largest and most active student society at Medway with recognition of this in 2009 by numerous awards from Universities at Medway Students' Association (UMSA). In 2010 MPSA were awarded Society of the Year. The MPSA is now one of the most recognised Pharmacy Student Associations in the UK.

The MPSA committee, consisting of ten students from across the different stages of the undergraduate courses, runs numerous events throughout the year to reflect the interests of its members. Previous events have included paintballing, ice-skating, trips to Thorpe Park and movie nights. The highlight of the MPSA calendar is the annual Pharmacy Ball which was recognised as the Event of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by UMSA.

MPSA also acts as a representative body for all students in the School, at local level through the Student Unions and also at a national level through their parent association the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association.


The School is based on the Universities at Medway campus,[2] on the site of the former HMS Pembroke naval barracks at Chatham Dockyard.[6] It benefits from the shared facilities at the campus.


Liberty Quays at Medway offer one of the best student accommodation to the students of University of Kent and University of Greenwich. Prior to Fall 2013, there was 6 student housing blocks which offered single en-suite or studio flats. Phase two opened up for students in September 2014 providing same concept rooms as phase one but with upgraded features. On-site security features around the clock monitoring and key fob entry to different buildings.


  1. ^ a b c d "About us". Medway School of Pharmacy. 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "School history". Medway School of Pharmacy. 2007-11-22. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  3. ^ "School sections". Medway School of Pharmacy. 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Research". Medway School of Pharmacy. 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Professor Iain Cumming". Medway School of Pharmacy. 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Universities at Medway campus, Chatham - Maps and directions". University of Kent. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 

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