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Pharmacy Practice (Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme) top-up, PgDip / MSc

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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The Pharmacy Practice (Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme) top-up at Kingston University  is a conversion programme designed to enable non-EU-qualified pharmacists to receive theoretical and practical training in key topics relevant to practice in the UK. 


The Pharmacy Practice (Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme) top-up at Kingston University  will equip you with knowledge pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, and UK pharmacy law and practice. Your learning will integrate science with practice, with case studies demonstrating how chemistry, pharmacology and pharmaceutics affect clinical practice. Your learning is further supported with community and hospital placements, simulations and inter-professional education.

Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for a one-year pre-registration period in an approved pharmaceutical establishment, prior to taking membership examinations from the pharmacy regulator (the General Pharmaceutical Council) and gaining entry onto the UK register of pharmacists. Obtaining a pre-registration placement is the responsibility of the student, and different visa requirements may apply for non-EU/EEA citizens. You are advised to visit the UK Borders Agency and Home Office websites for the latest information on visas and employment.

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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.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Professional Pharmacy Practice in the UK
  • Application of Science to Patient Care
  • From Bench to Bedside
  • Research Project (MSc top-up only)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • All applications for the Pharmacy Practice (Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme) must go through the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for approval in the first instance. Please see their website or contact them directly for more information including entry requirements.
  • If you make an application for a place on the course, the General Pharmaceutical Council will advise us of your eligibility and you will be sent information from the admissions team on how to apply for a place at Kingston University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union
  • PgDip full time £12100
Overseas (not EU)
  • PgDip full time £12100

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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