If you're passionate about healthcare and would like to become an expert on the safe and effective use of medicines, then our MPharm course is for you.
The University of Reading enjoys international recognition for its expertise in many health -and biomedical-related areas that make essential contributions to the degree course. We are one of the top 20 highest-ranking UK universities in Pharmacy and Pharmacology (13th in the Guardian University Guide for Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2020). We also achieved an overall student satisfaction score of 92% in the National Student Survey, 2019.
Pharmacists are frontline healthcare professionals who are experts in the safe and effective use of medicines. They work with patients to help them get the most out of their medicines, and also provide advice for medical and nursing staff. They are usually employed within hospital and community pharmacies, but some are also employed by commercial organisations.
An MPharm is the only degree that will allow you to register as a qualified pharmacist, following a year of pre-registration training. The University of Reading enjoys international recognition for its expertise in many health- and biomedical-related areas that make essential contributions to the degree course.
This course will set you on the path to a career as a qualified pharmacist. According to recent data, 100% of our pharmacy graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2016-17).
This degree is accredited by the pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council, and has been designed to reflect the changing roles of pharmacists.
Purpose-built facilities and modern technologies allow an exciting and challenging curriculum to be delivered in an innovative way, integrating theory and practice throughout the course, and equipping you with the knowledge and skills for your future career in this rapidly developing profession. For example, in our Clinical Skills Suite you will develop the skills required to effectively contribute to the multidisciplinary care of patients. We also use professional dispensing software and real medicines in order to build up your experience of key processes and handling medicinal products. This investment in your learning is reflected in a 90% student satisfaction score for learning opportunities, according to the National Student Survey, 2018.
You will also benefit from lectures in business and leadership, run by the award-winning Henley Business School, and will have the opportunity to take this further to gain a Certificate in Business Administration.
Additionally, you will develop your research skills throughout the course, and spend part of your final year working alongside internationally recognised researchers. Past topics have included molecular pharmacology, medical technology, pharmacy practice, and drug synthesis, analysis and formulation.