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  Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) PgDip/MSc


Aston University    College of Health and Life Sciences

Full time See Course MSc, PGDip PgDip: 9 months / MSc: 12 months
Medicine (26)

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Are you a qualified pharmacist from a non-EU country looking to kickstart your career in the UK? Aston University offers the Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) PgDip/MSc programme designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills for UK practice. The intensive 9-month (PgDip) or 1-year (MSc) course covers essential topics in pharmacy, clinical practice, and UK pharmacy law. Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council, this programme ensures you meet the requirements to practice as a pharmacist in the UK. With a strong research community and modern facilities including a clinical skills room and laboratories, Aston Pharmacy School provides a supportive environment for your studies. Upon completion, you'll be eligible for pre-registration training and GPhC registration assessment, paving the way for a successful career in community pharmacies, GP surgeries, or hospitals. Join us at Aston University and take the first step towards your dream career in pharmacy.

About the course

Our Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) PgDip/MSc is an intensive course that lasts for 9 months (PgDip) or 1 year (MSc). It has been designed for students who have qualified in a non-EU country to receive the appropriate education and training to prepare them for entry into pre-registration training and UK practice.

Course outline

Our Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) PgDip/MSc is an intensive course that lasts for 9 months (PgDip) or 1 year (MSc). It has been designed for students who have qualified in a non-EU country to receive the appropriate education and training to prepare them for entry into pre-registration training and UK practice.

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Entry Requirements

A pharmacy degree approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council for entry onto an OSPAP course. You will require documented approval from the GPhC regarding eligibility to undertake OSPAP prior to applying to Aston University. Please note that it may take up to two months to gain approval from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

An appropriate English language qualification: the GPhC have recently revised the evidence that they are willing to accept for English Language knowledge.

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