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.

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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 developed under guidance from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and follow the principles of the Department of Health’s Medical Education England.

Our four-year MPharm degree is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The GPhC is the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. They are responsible for defining the education and training requirements for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. 

In 2020, the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) showed that 94.87% of our students were satisfied with the quality of teaching on the course (four-year course).

Our undergraduate programmes

Course NameLevelCourse typeStudy options
Pharmacy 5-year MPharm (integrated pre-registration format)UndergraduateSingle honours5 years
Pharmacy MPharm (4-year)UndergraduateSingle honours4 years