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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This degree is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Our pharmacy department’s new GP simulation suite and simulated hospital ward with life-like manikins will provide you with the most up-to-date teaching to equip you for your future role as prescribing pharmacists.
  • This course is run jointly by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, so you’ll have access to specialist facilities and staff.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course If you are interested in science and want to build on your knowledge of the treatment and prevention of diseases, then a career in pharmacy might be for you. This course offers a balanced mix of science, clinical practice, law and ethics. You’ll learn about formulations, supply and medicines safety. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from qualified healthcare professionals such as community, hospital, GP and industrial pharmacists as well as being immersed in inclusive simulated environments to build your communication skills and clinical knowledge in a safe environment. In your final year, you’ll complete a research-based project under the supervision of a dedicated supervisor. This course is currently being updated in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council’s standards for initial education and training for pharmacists, which will enable pharmacy graduates to prescribe at the point of registration. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities You’ll graduate ready for the next steps towards becoming a pharmacist in the UK. This is a year’s foundation training in an approved pharmaceutical establishment and passing the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration exam.


Modules include: - Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Delivery - Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice - Clinical skills and leadership.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, workshops, tutorials, seminars and practical classes, backed up by computer-assisted learning, problem-based learning and self-directed study. A unique feature of the course is that a significant component of teaching is by scientists and clinicians at the medical school at St George's, University of London. As well as being taught by practising pharmacists, doctors and pharmaceutical scientists you will also work with hospital and community pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. You will also have contact and learn from patients. Assessment includes module (not modular) exams, coursework and practical assessments including professional and clinical skills.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Pharmaceutical Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

From September 2023 we will no longer accept admission/transfers to MPharm (UCAS course code B230), from any foundation route with the exception on those applicant/students coming from a Pharmacy Foundation, both internally and externally.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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