Department of Pharmacy – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Department of Pharmacy – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University



The Department of Pharmacy at the NMMU offers professional undergraduate training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and postgraduate degrees in pharmacy and service modules in Pharmacology to the Departments of Nursing, Psychology and Human Movement Science and Sport Management.

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Why Become a Pharmacist?

NMMU Department of Pharmacy Entry Requirements

NMMU Department of Pharmacy Courses Offered


To be the Leaders in developing and innovating world class
pharmaceutical personnel, products and systems for the benefit of society.


Innovation: To achieve innovative teaching and research of high quality through maintenance of a balanced integration of scientific excellence, social relevance and the personal growth of students and staff.

Respect for diversity: To encourage learning and working, without fear of any harm, in an open, empowering and professional culture.

People-centredness: To encourage participation of stakeholders, staff and students in decision making.

Engagement: To pursue the full realisation of the Department’s potential in dynamic interaction with the community.

Integrity: To encourage students to strive for high standards of professionalism and co-operation with other healthcare personnel in order to best serve the interests of the patient and community.

Excellence: To develop students into highly competent pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the people of South Africa.

Student access, equity and fairness: To promote equity of access and fair opportunities so as to give every student the best chance of academic and professional success.


NMMU Department of Pharmacy Contact Details

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