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Course summary

This course will give you an insight into the way the National Health Service in the UK operates, inform you of the health regulatory laws and professional codes pharmacists must abide by, in addition to allowing you to integrate science based knowledge, such as pharmaceutics and microbiology, into clinical and patient focused settings. This course aims to prepare you for UK practice and entry to pre-registration training. Whilst at the University you will be expected to act professionally and in agreement with the Standards for Pharmacy Professionals and GPhC Fitness to Practise standards.


Core modules: Pharmaceutical sciences and therapeutics 1; pharmaceutical sciences and therapeutics 2; medicines and pharmacy practice; preparation for practice; study skills and practice orientation.

Assessment method

You will be expected to submit a variety of assignments regularly, as required by each module leader, in order to meet the specified learning outcomes of the programme.

Entry requirements

In order to enter the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme (OSPAP), you must first successfully complete the adjudication process of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) You can visit the GPhC website and check the details of how to apply, necessary documentation and evidence required. Before you start the qualifying process, it is your responsibility to check with the Home Office whether you will be able to get the necessary visas and work permits. There are limited visa options available to international students and as such there is no guarantee that you will be able to secure the necessary visa to undertake pre-registration training in the UK. Once you have been approved by the GPhC, you will be sent application details directly from the university. We will invite applicants to visit us (in person or via Skype) for an informal discussion about your work experiences and interest in pharmacy. This will also give you the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about the course, the university, the pre-registration year, and view our facilities. It is beneficial to have some patient facing experience

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2023/24:
Pharmacy (Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme) at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS