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Becoming a pharmacist

Pharmacy is a varied profession with many different possible career paths open to graduates. To register as a pharmacist in the UK, you must:

  • complete the Master's in Pharmacy (MPharm) degree
  • complete a pre-registration training year
  • sit the registration assessment

Registered pharmacy graduates are amongst the most employable professionals. There are many opportunities to work both in the UK and across the world. It is a rewarding field, and graduates of pharmacy degrees enjoy high employment levels.

Study for a degree in pharmacy at Newcastle University

At Newcastle University we are home to approximately 450 undergraduate students studying for a MPharm.

The MPharm degree at Newcastle will equip you with all the tools you'll need to become a caring, ethical, and effective pharmacist:

  • The professional skills
  • Scientific knowledge
  • Clinical experience

After registration, our pharmacy graduates are highly sought after and are amongst the most employable pharmacy professionals in the UK and internationally.

Quality and ranking

The School of Pharmacy is part of the world-renowned Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. We have an international reputation for the quality of our well-established degrees.

Pharmacy at Newcastle ranks:

Top 100 – Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health category – Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2024

Top 100 – Pharmacy and Pharmacology category – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024


Learning community

Our teaching benefits from staff involved in research, scholarship, and clinical practice. We have great staff-student relations. We understand the care and support of our students is vital.

Students can shape the future of their education, representing their peers. They're supported to lead projects they're passionate about to aid personal development.


Postgraduate study

We have a thriving postgraduate community, involving both taught and research study programmes. These postgraduate study programmes permit both expansion of knowledge and function to equip graduates with specialised skills needed for the ever expanding challenges faced in the pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences fields.

Students studying

Student voice

At Newcastle we work hand-in-hand with our students to shape the future of their education. Students are encouraged to represent their peers and are supported to lead projects they're passionate about to aid personal development.


Find out more

Come and have a look at our fantastic facilities and meet our team. We usually hold two open days a year for prospective students and their families.

Read undergraduate student profiles and find out about PharmSoc our student society. View a virtual tour of the School of Pharmacy.

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