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Pharmacy MPharm

UCAS code: B230

The Pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council has introduced new standards for initial education and training for pharmacy students which will enable pharmacy graduates to prescribe at the point of registration. Some changes to the MPharm programme will take place in 2023 and all applicants will receive an update in mid 2023.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Pharmacists’ role within healthcare teams is more important than ever. At King’s, you’ll become an expert on medicines and the law, keeping people safe – and preventing harm and death connected to medication. Our Pharmacy MPharm is a fully- accredited four-year pharmacy degree, based in the heart of London, that combines the study of pharmaceutical science with the practice of pharmacy. As experts in medicines, pharmacists are taking on increasingly important roles in modern healthcare teams, as well as enjoying exciting career options in diverse health settings, from hospitals and community pharmacy to working in GP practices, care homes and the pharmaceutical industry. Our course will allow you to join this profession, as the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) is the only UK qualification that leads to professional registration as a pharmacist. New standards from the Initial Education and Training for pharmacy standards were introduced by the General Pharmaceutical Council in 2021, which will enable all pharmacist to prescribe at the point of registration. All MPharm programmes are being reviewed against the new standards. The course content will be changed to incorporate the new changes in 2022-23.

Key benefits

  • Study at a university ranked Top 10 in Europe for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
  • Boost your career prospects with international research exchanges, placements in clinical environments.
  • Benefit from clinical placements at our partner NHS Foundation Trusts: Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and the South London and Maudsley.
  • Learn from world-renowned scientists, researchers and pharmacy practitioners.
  • Develop your diagnostic, patient education and consultation skills in our consultation and simulations suite and recently refurbished clinical skills training centre
  • The MPharm degree is the only qualification that leads to professional registration as a pharmacist.

King’s was my first choice because of its amazing reputation and its diversity. Whatever we learn we put into practice – it’s clinical and theory hand in hand.

Syeda, Pharmacy

Employability

Pharmacy is a rewarding, well paid, secure career with opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of the nation.

Pharmacists are experts on the discovery, development, manufacture and supply of medicines. In addition to making sure medicines are safe and helping patients get maximum benefit from them, pharmacists provide advice on staying healthy and dealing with minor ailments. Practising pharmacists are an important part of the healthcare team that also comprises doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians and others.

Traditional settings for pharmacists to practice have included in the community, in hospitals’ and in the pharmaceutical industry. Exciting developments now include pharmacists working in GP practices, in A&E departments and in care homes to ensure medicines use across the healthcare system is safe and effective.

The vocational nature of the MPharm degree, combined with the permanent demand for qualified healthcare professionals both in Great Britain and abroad, means that there are exceptionally high graduate employment rates for MPharm graduates. The career and salary prospects are attractive, as are the opportunities for part-time work. Almost all pharmacy graduates undertake the one year pre-registration training programme; the majority in community practice (60%) or hospitals (about 20%), with the remainder employed in industry or postgraduate studies.

Pharmacists are expected to continue learning and developing throughout their careers, In the UK pharmacists increasingly undertake foundation training and postgraduate clinical and research qualifications, including prescribing. King's provides some of these programmes.

Employability

Pharmacy is a rewarding, well paid, secure career with opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of the nation.

Pharmacists are experts on the discovery, development, manufacture and supply of medicines. In addition to making sure medicines are safe and helping patients get maximum benefit from them, pharmacists provide advice on staying healthy and dealing with minor ailments. Practising pharmacists are an important part of the healthcare team that also comprises doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians and others.

Traditional settings for pharmacists to practice have included in the community, in hospitals’ and in the pharmaceutical industry. Exciting developments now include pharmacists working in GP practices, in A&E departments and in care homes to ensure medicines use across the healthcare system is safe and effective.

The vocational nature of the MPharm degree, combined with the permanent demand for qualified healthcare professionals both in Great Britain and abroad, means that there are exceptionally high graduate employment rates for MPharm graduates. The career and salary prospects are attractive, as are the opportunities for part-time work. Almost all pharmacy graduates undertake the one year pre-registration training programme; the majority in community practice (60%) or hospitals (about 20%), with the remainder employed in industry or postgraduate studies.

Pharmacists are expected to continue learning and developing throughout their careers, In the UK pharmacists increasingly undertake foundation training and postgraduate clinical and research qualifications, including prescribing. King's provides some of these programmes.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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