Our Pharmacy courses

The School of Pharmacy offers two established MPharm degrees that have been specifically designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to become a pharmacist of the future.

In each of the four and five year courses you will benefit from a significant amount of clinical and patient facing opportunities at all stages. This is supported by your fundamental pharmaceutical and medical science teaching, delivered by our research active academic and professional staff.

MPharm Pharmacy (4-year)

Our 4-year MPharm has been awarded full accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The GPhC is the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. This course is open to all UK, EU and international students.

In the 2021 National Student Survey 90% of students were satisfied overall with the course.

View the 4-year MPharm course page

MPharm Pharmacy 5-year (integrated pre-registration format)

The 5-year MPharm, of which is modelled on the 4-year course, includes a year-long clinical placement in year 5 which is also known as a pre-registration placement. This course is open to international students wishing to complete their pre-registration training in the UK under a student visa.

View the 5-year MPharm course page

Postgraduate courses

Our postgraduate courses are aimed at those professionals who wish to further their career. They are offered on a part-time or full-time basis and some as distance learning.

Combined research and taught course

Professional Doctorate in Pharmacy (DPharm)

This part-time, flexible programme is a professional doctorate equivalent to a traditional PhD, which aims to develop experienced, working registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate distance e-learning material, a systematic review of an agreed research theme and a workplace based research project relevant to their area of practice.

View the Professional Doctorate in Pharmacy (DPharm) course page

Postgraduate research course

Pharmacy PhD/MSc by Research

The Pharmacy PhD/MSc by research aims to equip graduates with the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio encompassing pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

View the Pharmacy PhD/MSc by Research course page

Postgraduate taught course

Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing

A multi-professional course to enable you to develop the consultation and prescribing skills required to qualify as an independent prescriber within your area of practice.

View the Practice Certificate course page

Postgraduate taught modules

Prescribing: Safe Effective Practice

This module which can be taken alone as a self standing CPD module or as part of the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing course addresses the underpinning practical principles of prescribing practice and highlights mechanisms and pathways necessary to refine and optimise the prescribing process at patient, local practice and national levels resulting in safe, effective prescribing.

View the Prescribing: Safe Effective Practice module page

Prescribing: Scientific Principles and Safe Practice

This module which can be taken alone as a self standing CPD module or as part of the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing course addresses the underpinning theoretical principles of prescribing practice and highlights mechanisms and pathways necessary to refine and optimise the prescribing process at patient, local practice and national levels.

View the Prescribing: Scientific Principles and Safe Practice module page