The MPharm degree is designed to help students become experts in medicines with the skills to work effectively with patients and the multidisciplinary team.
Pharmacy Degree highlights
The Pharmacy degree programme at Queen's is ranked 2nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018)
- The degree is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in Great Britain and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI), as the relevant regulators.
- The School of Pharmacy has developed close links with a wide variety of industry partners through research and teaching at a local, national and international level. Students are taught by practising pharmacists from the community, primary care and hospital setting and the School's Careers Liaison Officer ensures that students are aware of all career opportunities and prepared for application and interview processes.
- A feature of this MPharm is an increasing experience of the clinical environment through inclusion of clinical placements in both community and hospital settings.
World Class Facilities
- The School of Pharmacy at Queen's is acknowledged as a leading centre for Pharmacy teaching and research in the UK. In the latest edition of the Guardian University Guide 2018, we are ranked 2nd in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
- At Queen's we believe in providing students with as authentic a learning experience and environment as possible. Our recently renovated Pharmacy Practice Unit consists of everything you would find in a contemporary community pharmacy. In addition we have world leading research laboratories with the best technology in the industry.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- According to REF 2014, the research environment at the School of Pharmacy has been rated as 100 per cent world leading.
Ing Ho Kong, Malaysia, Pharmacy Student and Lead International Mentor
To become a pharmacist in the UK, you will need to complete a four year MPharm degree, a year of preregistration training in the UK and pass an entrance exam set by the GPhC (England, Scotland and Wales) or the PSNI (Northern Ireland).The MPharm course at Queen's is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Society (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
Our graduates typically pursue careers in three main employment sectors, namely, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry; however, graduates can develop careers in a range of other sectors. Examples of the major career sectors that have attracted our graduates in recent years:
• Hospital pharmacy
• Community pharmacy and primary care
• Scientific publishing
• Industrial pharmacy
• Academic pharmacy
• Varied graduate programmes (Times Top 100 Graduate Recruiters/AGR, Association of Graduate Recruiters UK)
Further information regarding careers in pharmacy may be obtained from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
We regularly consult and develop links with a large number of employers including, for example, multinational and independent pharmacies and trusts who provide placements for students and who contribute to the undergraduate teaching on the MPharm and who are members of the stakeholders' panel for the course.
Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Prizes and Awards(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.