With a track record of successive full accreditations by the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Pharmacy MPharm programme is taught at Aston University, Birmingham, within the School of Life and Health Sciences.
Aston University has a long established record of producing high-quality pharmacy graduates and its predecessor institutions can trace their roots back to 1895. Aston has a history of innovation in pharmacy education – for example, the first UK Masters programme for hospital pharmacy, the first Boots teacher practitioner in the UK and the first hospital placement scheme for pharmacy undergraduates. The current MPharm builds upon this as a modern forward looking programme designed to recognise the developing role of pharmacists in all branches of the profession while meeting the needs of pharmacy employers.
Pharmacy at Aston University has a reputation for high quality teaching, having been awarded 24/24 in the most recent QAA Teaching Quality Assessment, and consistently ranks in the top echelons of Pharmacy schools.
The excellence in Pharmacy teaching is matched by the excellence in research. In the latest national Research Assessment Excercise (RAE 2008), research in the School was ranked 3rd out of 63 universities in the Allied Health Professions and Studies grouping. The pharmacy degree at Aston uses this research strength to underpin the scientific content of its MPharm degree. This ensures that future graduates are educated in a scientific environment and are taught by internationally-recognised research-active academics.