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Roles in pharmacy

Pharmacists are highly trained professionals who prepare and dispense medication to customers and patients. They may be employed in community and hospital pharmacies, primary care services, industrial laboratories or in research.

The route to qualifying as a pharmacist

There is a fixed route into pharmacy and there are three stages to qualifying as a pharmacist:

1. You first need to complete a four year MPharm degree that is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

2.  After completing your MPharm degree, you will need to undertake a year of pre-registration training in a pharmacy

3. After your year of pre-registration training, you must undertake and pass the GPhC registration assessment before you can register as a pharmacist

There is no graduate conversion course and it is not possible to transfer into the second year from a related course.