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About Animal Pharmacy
Masters degrees in Animal Pharmacy train postgraduates in the skills needed to prepare and dispense drugs for animals. Often accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in the UK, these courses help pharmacists make sure that they’re in line with the regulations around veterinary pharmacy.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy or an appropriate animal science-based subject. Other postgraduate specialisms in this field include Animal Pharmacology, Animal Pathology and Animal Toxicology.
An accredited Masters in Veterinary Pharmacy allows you to dispense medicinal products for animals, also teaching you about the relationship between animals and public health. For example, you might learn about how to reduce or eliminate the risk of zoonotic disease (infections spread between animals and humans). You’ll probably also study the food chain, making sure that medicinal products for livestock won’t be dangerous for human consumers further down the line.
Another important part of these programmes involves analysing the anatomical and physiological systems of various animals, and looking at how these affect the effect of veterinary pharmaceutical products.
Typical employment destinations for postgraduates in this area include the pharmaceutical industry, governmental departments / agencies, international organisations and veterinary practices.
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The Veterinary Pharmacy courses at Harper Adams University College are run in conjunction with the Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme (VPEP) which is endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). Read more
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at TCD is the leading research School of Pharmacy in Ireland. The TCD M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is the only such degree offered in Ireland by a specialist School of Pharmacy centre. Read more
The Masters course is presented in a distance learning form and extends over two years. Applicants are expected to be employed in the pharmaceutical industry or with a pharmaceutical regulatory authority at the time of their application or to have previously worked in the industry. Read more
The M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is an integrated multidisciplinary course addressing fundamental and applied aspects of drug and drug product discovery, development, production and analysis. Read more