The School of Pharmacy, University of London is the only free-standing specialist school in the UK dedicated entirely to teaching and research in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences; with world-class teaching and a top rated research quality profile. Its mission is to lead in education, research and policy development that benefits patients and healthcare practice, medicines discovery and development, and society; focusing on four key areas – Drug Discovery, Formulation Sciences, Neuroscience, and Medicines Use and Health; and help develop new areas of significance, such as Behavioural Medicine, Paediatric Pharmacy, Gene Therapy and Nanomedicine.

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities 90 per cent of the research activity at The School of Pharmacy was deemed internationally significant and 25 per cent world-leading.