Study Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy offers a portfolio of programmes across the undergraduate and postgraduate spectrum.


Students are taught the practical skills needed for professional practice and research in our bespoke, purpose-built Pharmacy accommodation, which includes formulation laboratories along with dispensing and patient counselling suites.

Cross-discipline education, especially at undergraduate level with the Medicine and Surgery MBChB, Nursing and Physiotherapy programmes, is crucial to developing and training the pharmacists of the future, for whom inter-professional team working and communication is second nature, leading to enhanced patient safety and care.

Study programmes are being developed under guidance from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and follow the principles of the Department of Health’s Medical Education England’s, Modernising Pharmacy Careers which proposes a new approach to pharmacist undergraduate education.

The University of Birmingham is working towards accreditation of the MPharm degree by the General Pharmaceutical Council. The accreditation process is completed at Step 7, which will occur when our first cohort of students graduate in 2017. Accreditation reports for this School of Pharmacy, and others, are available at the General Pharmaceutical Council website.

Our undergraduate programmes

Course NameLevelCourse typeStudy options
Pharmacy MPharm (4 year)UndergraduateSingle honours4 years

Our postgraduate programmes

Course NameLevelCourse typeStudy options
Pharmaceutical Enterprise MSc/DiplomaPostgraduateContinuing professional development, taughtFull time
Practice Certificate in Independent PrescribingPostgraduateContinuing professional development, taughtPart time