In 2011 the College of Medical and Dental Sciences introduced Pharmacy teaching and research into its established portfolio of subjects. Our investment into Pharmacy has had substantial impact in the areas of prescribing, medicines optimisation and research, as well as producing well-equipped graduate pharmacists of the future.
Our commitment to delivering world-class teaching was highlighted when our four-year undergraduate MPharm Pharmacy programme was awarded full accreditation by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), with no recommendations or conditions. This is a milestone in the College’s and University’s history and cements our status as an established School of Pharmacy.
In July 2017 we celebrated our first cohort of Pharmacy students to graduate from the University, following on from the success of 100% of students securing pre-registration placements in some of the top teaching hospitals in the UK and prestigious community and primary care establishments. All graduates also achieved a 2:1 or higher in their degree.
The School of Pharmacy is situated within the Medical School at the heart of one of the largest healthcare regions in the UK, with a diverse population of over five million. The University has strong relationships with the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHBFT) and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which sits adjacent to the Medical School building. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain first-hand experience in a world class facility and for our staff to work in partnership sharing clinical and research excellence via our Birmingham Health Partners agreement.