Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aston University

Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) (Taught)

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Course summary

Due to unprecedented demand, we are not currently taking any further applications for the OSPAP programmes. The admissions team is processing all existing applications and will be in contact with applicants in due course. Our Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) PgDip/MSc is an intensive course that lasts for 9 months (PgDip) or 1 year (MSc). It has been designed for students who have qualified in a non-EU country to receive the appropriate education and training to prepare them for entry into Foundation training and UK practice. During the course, you’ll receive the key theoretical and practical training in topics essential for a career in pharmacy in the UK. You’ll learn the newest developments in key pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy, and pharmacy practice, together with the study of health service delivery, and UK pharmacy law and ethics. With our roots stretching back to the establishment of the Birmingham Pharmaceutical Institution in 1847, being the only Pharmacy School in the UK to hold a prestigious Regius Chair in Pharmacy awarded by HM the Queen, and our strong links with the NHS and industry, Aston Pharmacy School is the ideal place to further your career in the UK.


Entry requirements

All applicants require: A pharmacy degree approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council for entry onto an OSPAP course. You will require documented approval from the GPhC regarding eligibility to undertake OSPAP prior to applying to Aston University. Please note that it may take up to two months to gain approval from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Candidates wishing to apply for a pre-registration position via the national Oriel scheme, are advised that applications should be made early to ensure acceptance onto the course before June in the year of entry. An appropriate English language qualification: the GPhC have recently revised the evidence that they are willing to accept for English Language knowledge. Their requirements are listed below. You are required to provide one of these four types of evidence to the GPhC, however Aston University will only accept types 1, 2 and 3.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS