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Study our four-year MPharm course at the University of Plymouth

Our highly ranked pharmacy course is now available to study in a fantastic new location.

Join a well-established and high-ranking course

Study for a highly-ranked University of Bath degree in Plymouth. Our MPharm Pharmacy course is currently ranked Top 5 in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

As a student on our four-year MPharm at Plymouth, you will study the same course content as students at Bath, gaining a unique knowledge of the scientific development and clinical use of medicines, and preparing you for a career as a pharmacist. This will prepare you for a rewarding career as a pharmacist or in pharmaceutical research.

Graduating with a University of Bath degree, you’ll be taught by Devon-based University of Bath academic and practice staff while living and learning in Plymouth. This MPharm in a new location provides the opportunity to live and study in the vibrant and unique surroundings of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, home to over 4,500 health and social care students.

Prepare for a varied and rewarding career

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As a pharmacist, you’ll have a wide range of career opportunities; from the fast-paced hospital environment, to resolving day-to-day medical issues at a GP surgery, or being a key figure of trust in a community pharmacy. There's a high demand for pharmacists in the South West, with plenty of opportunities to stay in the region after you graduate.

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

Learn in new, purpose-built facilities

As an MPharm student at Plymouth, you’ll be based in brand-new, purpose-built pharmacy 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.

Photo of the Nancy Aster building at the University of Plymouth

Live and study in Britain's Ocean City

From the historic, cobblestone waterfront to the city’s thriving bars, cafés and shops, Plymouth caters to everyone. The vibrant campus is at the heart of the city, just a mile from the seafront.

One of the least expensive student cities, Plymouth was recently ranked the UK’s seventh most affordable place for students to live 1.

As a student at Plymouth, you'll choose from a wide range of accommodation, such as Alexandra Works and Beckley Point in nearby popular student areas. Whether purpose-built student accommodation or student houses or flats, there's something to suit all budgets.

You'll be registered as a University of Bath student, with access to all Bath’s support services. You'll also have access to the facilities at the University of Plymouth campus.

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View across the Barbican in Plymouth

Take advantage of our strong partnerships

Placements are great opportunities to broaden your skills and decide the area of pharmacy that best fits you and your career.

Student pharmacists in a pharmacy setting

As a student on our 4-year MPharm course, you’ll go on regular placements in healthcare settings, gaining hands-on experience in hospitals, GP surgeries, and community pharmacies.

Over the years, we’ve developed strong and valued relationships with local NHS Trusts in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset, as well as leading national community pharmacy chains in the South West. Plymouth is conveniently located near Derriford Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in Devon and Cornwall, providing plenty of opportunities for placements nearby.

Join a top-ranking course

Some of our awards, accolades and league table rankings.

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5th for pharmacology and pharmacy in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Learn more about the 4-year MPharm at Plymouth

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  1. Research conducted by Superprof in 2022 analysed the weekly cost of rent, food, travel and nights out in UK cities.