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, and is ranked 11th in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Guardian University Guide, 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. There is also the option to gain a Certificate in Business Administration through a course run by the award-winning Henley Business School.
This exciting degree is taught using a range of methods, to ensure that you get the most out of your studies. Placements, podcasts, group work, computer-assisted learning and Observed Structured Clinical Examinations are combined with teaching from visiting experts, such as consultant cancer pharmacists and industrial pharmacists. This investment in your learning is reflected in a 90% student satisfaction score for learning opportunities (National Student Survey, 2018).
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.