Aston University Pharmacy
Aston School of Pharmacy has a long established record of producing high-quality pharmacy graduates and its predecessor institutions can trace their roots back to 1895.
Aston has a history of innovation in pharmacy education – for example, the first UK Masters programme for hospital pharmacy, the first Boots teacher practitioner in the UK and the first hospital placement scheme for pharmacy undergraduates.
Pharmacists are health care professionals with a strong background in sciences, whose expertise covers all aspects of the design, development, delivery, supply, control and use of drugs. Pharmacists need a broad scientific education and specialist professional training, so we have pioneered an integrated approach to teaching and learning which links professional studies to an extensive core science course.
Our 4-year MPharm degree course is specifically designed to meet the rapidly changing requirements for the practise of pharmacy. In designing and developing our Pharmacy degree we consult first with the patients we serve, then with major employers, other health professionals, our own students, the public and government bodies.
From the start of the course you will be encouraged to apply your understanding of the scientific principles of pharmacy within a patient focussed setting, through case based workshops, problem based learning, integrated science and clinical scenarios. Our modern course benefits from substantial links with the profession including consultant pharmacists, experts from pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy entrepreneurs. Aston University also has a team of teacher practitioners based in the major Birmingham hospitals and has an established inter-professional learning network across the campus and the region.
To make sure you get off to the best start possible we provide all of our 1st year students with a lab coat, Pharmacy School name badge, tunic, and key personal laboratory equipment free of charge. In addition, for 2017 entry, we will be covering the costs of the required Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a copy of the essential Royal Pharmaceutical Society publication “Medicines, Ethics and Practice: The professional guide for pharmacists” for all students who make the Aston MPharm their firm choice.
The aim of the pharmacy course at Aston is to give you a breadth of knowledge and a wide range of professional and technical skills, coupled with a critical ethical outlook to ensure you become an outstanding pharmacist.
Ranked in the UK’s top 10 in the 2017 Complete University Guide, Aston Pharmacy excellent links with the profession. In addition, our research profile ensures relevant, expertise-led teaching for the 170 students who enrol onto the Aston University MPharm course each year.
You will benefit from a great peer support network for through our student-led Aston Pharmacy Association.
Student satisfaction for this course is very high, in fact we are ranked third for student satisfaction in Pharmacy in the 2017 Complete University Guide. Our student and graduate profiles will give you an insight in to why so many of them are happy to be part of Pharmacy and the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston.