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Pharmacy Practice (Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme) PgDip/MSc top-up: After you graduate

Where this course will take you

The course is designed for those who wish to practise as a pharmacist in the UK.

To become a registered pharmacist in Great Britain, on completion of your accredited OSPAP degree, you will be required to satisfactorily complete 52 weeks of preregistration pharmacist training in an approved pharmacy establishment and pass the General Pharmaceutical Council's registration assessment.

There are many career opportunities for qualified pharmacists, in community and hospital pharmacy, working in GP practices and primary care organisations, as well as the pharmaceutical industry. There are also opportunities to pursue higher degrees by research, or to obtain the MSc top-up by research.

Our graduates have secured positions in community and hospital pharmacies. Some are also employed in the pharmaceutical industry.

Careers and recruitment advice

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques.

Our team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs where you can meet prospective employers. We also provide information on the Oriel once you have decided to join our OSPAP course here at Kingston.

Upon joining the course, you will be assigned a personal tutor who is a UK qualified pharmacist, who will be able to provide support during your time here at Kingston and beyond.

What our OSPAP students say

Nakul Patel: Studying the OSPAP at Kingston is like being part of a family. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and if you find anything that is not available, they will go out of their way to help you find what you need. It's a great place to prepare ourselves to become practising UK pharmacists.

Chandni Shah: The postgraduate OSPAP course at Kingston University has helped me develop the professional skills required to enable me to progress in my Pharmacy career in the U.K. The teaching standards are quite good with effective teaching methods which improved my ways of understanding things.

The course may feel a little overwhelming, however, with good time management skills you can cope quite well and it is not an impossible path to overcome especially with the immense support from faculty members. It can sometimes become challenging, but definitely rewarding in the end. Undergoing this course at Kingston University has helped me create a guiding path towards my goal.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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