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Discover a career in pharmacy at Bath

As a pharmacist, you’ll combine your passion for science, with a career helping the people around you. Learn more about where pharmacy can take you.

Explore the career pathways open to you as a pharmacist

Pharmacists are at the front-line of the modern healthcare system. Experts in the design and use of medicines, they play a critical role in improving patient health.

Our Bath and Plymouth Pharmacy MPharm courses see you in working placements in healthcare settings, giving you a real understanding of pharmacy within hospital, GP and community surroundings, and helping you decide the area that fits you best.

Work in a hospital

In this fast-paced environment, you’ll work with a multidisciplinary clinical team ensuring patients receive the best possible treatment. You'll be a source of knowledge on medicines, including doses, side-effects and alternatives, and will advise patients and their families on long term care.

Work in a GP surgery

As a pharmacist in a GP surgery, you’ll be working closely with practice staff to resolve day-to-day medical issues directly with your patients. You’ll offer expert advice and support in managing ongoing medical issues, relating to both mental and physical health, while being directly involved in implementing national priorities within your community.

Work in a community pharmacy

Working in either an independent or chain pharmacy, no two days will be the same. Every patient through the door will provide you with a new challenge and you’ll become a key figure of trust in that community, as you build relationships with regular patients and help them manage their health.

Choose where you study

You can choose between coast and countryside, with our highly-ranked pharmacy course now available to study in Plymouth.

View over Plymouth marina with Smeaton's tower visible in the background

This new course provides the opportunity to live and study in the vibrant and unique surroundings of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City.

Students on both our Bath and Plymouth MPharm courses will study the same course content and graduate with a University of Bath degree, gaining a unique knowledge of the scientific development and clinical use of medicines, and preparing you for a career as a pharmacist.

Practise your skills in our purpose-built facilities

Helping you perfect your practical skills.

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Our teaching staff are heavily involved in research, meaning your course content is continuously updated to ensure you have access to the most up-to-date thinking and techniques in the field.

If you’re studying the MPharm at the University of Bath, you will have access to our specially designed Pharmacy Practice and simulation suites. As well as developing your consultation skills through role-playing exercises, you’ll get to put your knowledge to the test using SimMan 3G, an advanced robotic patient simulator used to emulate real-world scenarios.

Studying the MPharm at the University of Plymouth, you will be based in brand-new, purpose-built facilities at the heart of campus. Plymouth is home to over 4,500 health and social care students in the Faculty of Health. The new pharmacy facilities are currently in construction on the ground floor of the Nancy Astor Building and will be open ahead of the course starting in September 2024. They'll include practice-based and clinical teaching spaces, such as consultation rooms and simulation equipment.

Visit our course pages to learn more about pharmacy at Bath and how we will set you on the path to your future career.

Take advantage of our strong links with employers

See how a degree from Bath can give you an edge with employers.

The only school of pharmacy in the South West, we have strong relationships with local NHS Trusts in Bath, Bristol, Swindon and Plymouth, as well as with leading national community pharmacy chains (Boots, Lloyds Chemists, Day Lewis pharmacies).

We have a reputation for producing well-rounded, confident and academically strong students, who achieve high pass rates in the mandatory registration assessment set by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Our final year MPharm students consistently gain high-quality Foundation Training places in a variety of sectors across the UK through the national NHS recruitment process.

This combination of skills makes our students stand out as more desirable to employers; proven year-on-year as our graduates go on to attain some of the best jobs in the UK.

Join a top-ranking course

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Find out more about studying pharmacy at the University of Bath

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