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Reading School of Pharmacy – University of Reading

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  • World-leading research

    Winners of the prestigious 2019 Sir James Black award for Drug Discovery

  • Train as a physician associate

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  • Innovative teaching makes happy students

    Creating a community feel to integrate students into their studies

  • Great employability and careers support

    100% of our graduates are in work or further study (DLHE, 2016-17)*

Reading School of Pharmacy

Understanding the science behind medicines and the impact they have on the human body is at the core of a pharmacy degree. At Reading our Pharmacy programme is designed with our students in mind, as well as their career goals.

We deliver an exciting and challenging curriculum using innovative and diverse teaching methods combining science with practice to ensure that our students get the most of their time with us.

"Pharmacy is a great degree which opens more opportunities than one could imagine. The Reading School of Pharmacy course in particular does a great job of teaching not only personal skills required for communication, but also the technical skills needed in the science field."

Khezia Ntomo Asamoah

MPharm Pharmacy graduate

Highly recommended by our students

Our award-winning staff put you first. We are committed in supporting our students, creating an excellent environment to study and learn.

In the National Student Survey 2019, our students gave us an overall satisfaction score of 92%, which we're incredibly proud of.

Giving you the skills and experience for a career in Pharmacy with The MPharm undergraduate degree

State-of-the-art facilities and modern technologies mean we have a great teaching environment, and it is our teaching we are most proud of. Throughout the course, we combine theory and practice to equip you with the knowledge and skills for your future career in this rapidly developing profession.

By joining the MPharm degree you will benefit from both team-based and project-based learning as we appeal to our students' different learning styles, and you will gain insight into professional practice by carrying out observational visits and placements in hospital and community pharmacies.

Through the Reading School of Pharmacy, you will also have the opportunity to carry out your final year project abroad at one of our partner institutions.

Market leaders in delivering physician associate programmes

We are market leaders in Physician Associate (PA) training as we anticipate the need for fully qualified PAs in the NHS.

Our two-year intensive programme gives graduates the training to become an indispensable healthcare professional - who can work as a member of a medical team under the supervision of a doctor in GP practices, community health services, and hospital care.

continue your learning and further your career

As part of the MPharm, all students will benefit from business and leadership lectures run by the award-winning Henley Business School. You will then have the option to invest in an additional module and assessment to gain a Certificate in Business Administration.

The Reading School of Pharmacy has many options for postgraduate study to continue your learning. We offer further training for healthcare roles in the Centre for Inter-Professional Postgraduate Education and Training (CIPPET).

If you want to continue your learning with a focus on research, you can join one of our MSc by Research programmes or PhD Research programmes. Under the latest Research Excellence Framework, 85% of our research was either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Delivering research with impact

The ability to complete truly interdisciplinary research from within the Reading School of Pharmacy is what sets us apart from the crowd. Many of our research programmes cross the core disciplines that comprise pharmacy, including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacy practice. Within the School we have a strong focus on supporting you in your research aims and encouraging you to work with colleagues across the university.

We attract support and income from the Research Councils, major charities, and the pharmaceutical industry. Our School has also received funding to commercialise our research findings.

*According to recent data, 100% of our pharmacy graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2016-17. For more details on course-specific results, see the Unistats website.)

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