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Faculty of Pharmacy

The Faculty of Pharmacy's campus is located in Châtenay-Malabry. It is home to nearly 3,500 students, of whom 450 are taking the common first year of studies for health science. Graduates are employed in pharmacies, dispensaries, industry, biology and hospitals.

The primary research focus is therapeutic innovation, carried out by teams and laboratories recognised for their excellence by major research organizations like CNRS and Inserm and the Ministry of Research.

Paris-Sud Faculty of Pharmacy is one of the largest academic pharmacy research centres in France.

Main teaching and research fields

The first year of study (PACES) is common to medicine, pharmacy, odontology and midwifery students and leads to highly competitive exams which orient students to one of the four tracks or to basic science programs.

The School of Pharmacy delivers a degree of Doctor in Pharmacy after six additional years, with three more years needed to work in a hospital.

Major research areas:
Biochemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Microbiology; Immunology; Hematology;  Cardiovascular Physiopathology; Drug delivery and Targeting (nanotechnology); Neuropharmacology; Public Health/Environment.

How to apply

Certified pharmacists may start directly in year 5, but previously they must pass the first year ranking examination. The School also offers a large range of continuing education, Vocational Masters degrees, as well as one PhD program. These degrees are for students who have previously studied Science.

To apply contact the School directly.


Head of the International Office : Imad Kansau international.pharmacie @ u-psud.fr

Main partner universities

The School of Pharmacy is a member of the ULLA organisation, a consortium of excellence of 9 European schools of pharmacy (Uppsala, London, Leiden, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, Parma, Leuven and Helsinki). There are also teaching and research agreements with many international schools.

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