University of Nottingham Malaysia

School of Pharmacy

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Established in 1925, the School of Pharmacy is at the forefront of academic development and progress. Our teaching staff are at the leading edge of scientific and healthcare developments and we have a long and distinguished research history.

We were rated as top in the UK for research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise and are consistently ranked as the UK’s top pharmacy school. The quality of our teaching was graded excellent during the last UK Quality Assurance Agency audit and in 2007 we received The Queen’s Award for Industry in Innovation – one of the UK’s highest corporate honours – for significantly enhancing the development of new medicines. Our pharmacy degree was the first programme in Malaysia to hold full accredition by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain/General Pharmaceutical Council (UK).

Our research-active staff include academics from Nottingham’s UK Campus and institutions and governmental organisations from within the UK, Malaysia and across the globe. Their collective expertise spans areas such as natural product chemistry, computational chemistry, drug delivery and pharmacy practice. This strongly informs our teaching and enables lecture materials to be drawn from the forefront of science.

All students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of one of the many vacation work experience placements we secure each year. Practising community, hospital and industrial pharmacists contribute to teaching at both campuses and visiting pharmacy and biomedical sciences academics from the UK Campus also deliver lectures, workshops and practical classes. This will provide you with an invaluable insight into the profession of pharmacy.

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

What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacists are experts in medicines and drug therapy. It is a professional role requiring in-depth knowledge from a broad range of chemical, biological and professional disciplines. Pharmacy requires a range of skills and knowledge from disease-causing micro-organisms, synthesis and manufacture of drugs, and actions of drugs in the body, to professional aspects such as dispensing and ethics.

How you are taught

You will experience an integrated range of teaching and learning styles – from traditional lectures and tutorials to practical classes and workshops. Our courses develop a range of transferable skills, with the ability to work to the highest professional and ethical standards. A supportive environment is essential for your development and you will be allocated
a personal tutor to help with personal and academic issues. We also have a Learning Community Forum that provides an opportunity for you to discuss course-related issues with academic staff.

Career prospects

Our Masters of Pharmacy programme is your passport to a pharmacy career in many countries around the word, including the UK, Malaysia and Singapore. Graduates of the MPharm may become pharmacists in hospitals and within the community. Those pursuing a career as an industrial pharmacist may work in drug discovery and development, clinical trials, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, product registration, and marketing. MPharm graduates may also pursue careers in academia or as medical journalists or scientific writers.

Pharmaceutical scientists are central to the discovery and development of new drug entities, formulation science and the design of novel drug delivery systems and therapeutics. Our BSc in Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences puts you in an ideal position to pursue a career in Malaysia’s burgeoning RM1.4 billion pharmaceutical industry. Graduates can embark on a range of careers including: research managers in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical or biotechnology industries; academics in institutions of higher education; medical sales and marketing; scientific writing, and other appointments which require a general science background.


School of Pharmacy
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:  +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:  +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

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