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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

Our MPharm pharmacy course will involve you in working placements in a healthcare setting, allowing you to gain valuable experience in areas of pharmacy within hospital, GP and community surroundings.

This vital experience gives you a real understanding of what can be expected in the day-to-day life of a pharmacist; helping you broaden your skills, and decide which area of pharmacy will be the best fit for you and your career.

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

Work in a hospital

In this fast-paced environment, you’ll work hand in hand with a multidisciplinary clinical team to ensure patients are receiving the best possible treatment. You'll be a source of knowledge on medicines, including doses, side-effects and alternatives. You’ll also be advising 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 doctors and nurses to resolve day-to-day medical issues directly with your patients. You’ll offer your expert advice and support in managing their ongoing medical issues, relating to both mental and physical health, whilst being directly involved in implementing national priorities within your community, preventing illness in patients and helping them live healthier lifestyles.

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 work with them to manage their health.

Practise your skills in our purpose-built facilities

Helping you perfect your practical skills.

Four students assessing SimMan

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.

You also have access to practice-based teaching facilities, where you can put what you’ve learnt on the course into practice. Our pharmacy practice suite contains a range of clinical teaching facilities, including consultation rooms, where you can role-play encounters with patients, or work with our SimMan 3G, a life-like robotic patient programmed to have a range of simulated medical conditions.

Take advantage of our strong links with employers

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

A patient consultation

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

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

This combination of skills is what make our students stand out as more desirable to employers, which is 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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