University of Bath

GPhC standards for the MPharm with integrated pre-registration year course

Find out more about the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for applicants to the five-year MPharm course.

Health and good character checks

If you've been invited to attend an interview, you'll need to complete a Fitness to Practice self-declaration form as part of the interview process. This form includes good character checks and a health self-declaration. We'll also outline what health and good character checks will be made during the application procedure and throughout the MPharm degree.

You'll need to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check during your first semester of study on this course. You will need to pay for this check yourself and we encourage students to sign up to the DBS update/portability service. If the results of this check show that you have a criminal conviction, caution, reprimand or warning which is deemed unacceptable under the GPhC Fitness to Practice policy you will have to withdraw from the course.

Currently our placement providers are not requiring health checks, however, this is under constant review and you would be required to meet any costs should a check be imposed. It is likely that placement providers will require a health check for the integrated pre-registration year of the 5-year MPharm. The University will provide transport and accommodation costs for clinical placements within years 1-4 of the degree if they are not within the immediate Bath area. It is your responsibility to fund accommodation costs during the integrated pre-registration year of the 5-year MPharm.

After graduation

It should be noted that the GPhC will not offer prospective registration advice. Students can appeal against a registration refusal and these appeals must be made through the GPhC Appeals Committee.

Upon completion of the MPharm degree, the GPhC will carry its own health and good character checks before registering an applicant. You need to be aware that these checks relate to registration and are additional to checks made by universities and employers. The GPhC may not register you if a check is failed, even if you have passed their previous checks.