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Discover a career in pharmacy with 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 courses prepare you for a career as a pharmacist, with work placements in hospitals, GP surgeries, and community pharmacies, helping you decide the area that fits you best.

Find out more at our webinar

Join us on Tuesday 28 May from 10.00 - 11.00am to learn about our pharmacy degrees and hear from Bath students, staff and working pharmacists about the career options available to you.

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 countryside and coast, with our highly-ranked pharmacy course available to study in Bath and Plymouth.

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

Students on both our Bath and Plymouth pharmacy 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.

Visit Bath or Plymouth in person at an Open Day and experience the University, speak to teaching staff and learn more about what it's like to study our pharmacy course.

Take advantage of our strong links with employers

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

Placements are great opportunities to broaden your skills and decide the area of pharmacy that best fits you and your career. During your course, you’ll go on regular placements in healthcare settings, gaining hands-on experience in hospitals, GP surgeries, and community pharmacies. We have strong relationships with local NHS Trusts in Bath, Bristol, Swindon and Plymouth, as well as with leading national community pharmacy chains (Boots, Day Lewis Pharmacy).

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 pharmacy 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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