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Course summary

The role of the modern pharmacist has evolved in recent years, making it a hugely varied and rewarding profession. Pharmacists advise on and deliver the latest in cutting-edge treatments and medicines to millions of patients every day. Whether on the frontline of the NHS as a community pharmacist, working on a hospital ward, in a GP practice, in research or within industry, pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare team. Pharmacy offers a challenging and patient-focused career path. Our course produces effective practitioners with the knowledge and skills to deliver the very best pharmaceutical care for patients underpinned by sound scientific principles. This is achieved through a student-centred approach, developing you as a life-long learner and reflective practitioner. An emphasis is placed on inter-professional learning where you will learn with and from other professions such as medicine, nursing and allied healthcare professions. You will develop an understanding of how the body works; the effects of disease; how drugs are made, delivered to and affect the body; and importantly, how to achieve shared decision making with patients that ensures the maximum benefit from medicines with the minimum incidence of side effects.

Professional bodies

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

  • General Pharmaceutical Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B230
Institution code:
R36
Campus name:
Main Site - Aberdeen
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Provisionally required for entry from September 2023.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000* Year 1
EU £9000* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1
International £15250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees: The cost of books that you may wish to purchase. Costs associated with your placement / study abroad. Accommodation and living costs. Approximately £50 Travel. £30 Materials. £55 Specialist Clothing.
Pharmacy at Robert Gordon University - UCAS