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Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme

12 months
Duration
14000 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
Anytime
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About

Join the only University in the North of England to offer an Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme (OSPAP) that is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Register and apply for roles as a practising pharmacist in the UK with the Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme of the University of Sunderland.

Overview

The Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme of the University of Sunderland is designed for qualified pharmacists outside the European Economic Area who are looking to become registered pharmacists in the UK, and is one of a small number that are accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Completing the OSPAP postgraduate diploma allows for entry to the next stages of registering as a pharmacist in the UK, and in addition you can also apply to undertake a Masters research project. The content of this course reflects the accreditation requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

You can choose to study this course as a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or a Masters (MSc). If you choose to study the Masters level, you will also undertake a research project. This will be an original piece of work in which you will demonstrate both theoretical and practical knowledge.

Career ready

This is one of the few courses in the UK that allow pharmacists from other countries to qualify for practising in the UK. Currently there is virtually no unemployment of qualified pharmacists.

On completing the OSPAP postgraduate diploma you can enter pre-registration training, this is the next stage of your training process. You must successfully complete a 52 week pre-registration position and pass the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) registration assessment before being allowed to apply to join the register and practise as a pharmacist in the UK.

An entry-level pharmacist usually starts within Band 5 of the NHS pay rates (up to around £28,000). Advanced pharmacists, consultants, team managers and managers of pharmaceutical services are rated as Bands 8-9 and can earn up to £99,000.

Typical starting salaries for community pharmacists range from £21,000 to £35,000 depending on location, conditions of employment and experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Pharmacy, Law, Ethics and Practice 
  • Clinical Therapeutics
  • Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Masters Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply at least 6 months in advance .

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

As part of your application, we will also need the following documentary evidence:

  • A copy of your GPhC approved adjudication letter.
  • Proof of English proficiency (please refer to the GPhC’s guidance on how they assess evidence of English language skills).
  • A letter of good standing from the police or a completed Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (if available).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Postgraduate Diploma

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £4,500 if you are from the UK
  • £9,000 if you are an international student

Living costs for Sunderland

758 - 1438 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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