At The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus we offer the following undergraduate degree programmes within pharmacy.
- MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy
- BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences
At a glance
- In the UK 2014 Research Excellence Framework, our School of Pharmacy was judged as the UK’s top research institution under the category of allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy.
- Our research-active staff are drawn from Nottingham’s UK Campus as well as research institutions and governmental organisations across the globe.
- Our students can take advantage of one of the many vacation work experience placements that the school secures each year.
- The UK Pharmacy schools has been rated as one of the UK’s top School of Pharmacy for ten consecutive years (2010-2020) in the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide.
What is Pharmacy?
Pharmacists are experts in medicines, their development and clinical usage. Pharmacy is a professional role requiring in-depth knowledge across a range of biological, chemical and professional disciplines. It requires a range of skills and knowledge and these are delivered through the themes of biology and physiology, clinical and pharmacy practice, chemistry, pharmaceutics, professionalism and leadership and pharmacology and therapeutics. Pharmaceutical scientists are central to the discovery and development of new drug entities, the design of novel drug delivery systems and therapeutics.
How you are taught
You will experience an integrated range of teaching and learning styles – from lectures and tutorials to practical classes, workshops and case studies. Our programmes develop a range of transferable skills and you will be taught to work to the highest professional and ethical standards. You will be allocated a personal tutor to help with personal and academic issues. The school also has a Learning Community Forum that provides an opportunity for you to discuss programme related issues with academic staff. All students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of one of the many vacation work experience placements that the school secures each year.
The four-year MPharm degree is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (UK) and was the first 2+2 Pharmacy programme to be recognised by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia. Code of conduct/ fitness to practise As with all fully accredited UK MPharm programmes, students are required to abide by a code of conduct and are subject to fitness to practise regulations. Appropriate health and good character checks will be required when you join us as a student. You will be provided with further information when you are made an offer.
Our MPharm programme is your passport to a pharmacy career in many countries around the world. Graduates of the 2+2 MPharm can be found working as community and hospital pharmacists in the UK and Malaysia. The industrial sector allows pharmacists to work in clinical trials, drug discovery and development, marketing, product registration and quality assurance. Numerous pharmacists are employed in the regulation of medicines. MPharm graduates may also pursue careers in academia or as medical journalists or scientific writers.
Our BSc Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences programme puts you in an ideal position to pursue a career in Malaysia’s burgeoning pharmaceutical industry. Graduates can embark upon a range of careers including: pharmaceutical, chemical or cosmetic industries; medical sales and marketing; research managers in the biotechnology sector; academics in higher education institutions; scientific writing; and other appointments which require a general science background.