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Encyclopedia > Master of Pharmacy

A Master of Pharmacy (abbreviated MPharm or MPharm(Hons)) is an undergraduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy. In many countries, it has superseded a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) as the prerequisite for registration to practise as a pharmacist. It may also refer to a postgraduate coursework or research degree in the field of pharmacy. A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... A Bachelor of Pharmacy (abbreviated BPharm) is an undergraduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy. ... The mortar and pestle is an international symbol of pharmacists and pharmacies. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ...

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Asia and Oceany

Australia

In Australia, prior to 2004, MPharm was a postgraduate research degree. In 2004, the University of Sydney introduced a two-year postgraduate MPharm coursework program, to provide an accelerated route for graduates of undergraduate science or medical science degrees to gain qualification for registration to practise as Pharmacists. Following the commencement of the MPharm program at the University of Sydney, other universities across Australia also began offering MPharm coursework programs. The University of Sydney, established in Sydney in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia. ...


Universities

Aus universities offering Master of Pharmacy coursework rograms (circa June 2006):

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MPharm (Clinical)/MClinPharm

With the success and popularity of the MPharm coursework degrees, research MPharm degrees have now been redesignated Master of Pharmacy (Clinical) (abbreviated MPharm (Clinical)) or Master of Clinical Pharmacy (abbreviated MClinPharm).


Europe

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, MPharm or MPharm(Hons) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded following four years academic study in pharmacy. The degree is awarded by all of the schools of pharmacy in the UK and superseded the BSc (Pharmacy) and BPharm degrees when the length of the undergraduate pharmacy course was increased from three to four years in 1997 as part of EU harmonisation. The MPharm is the only qualification in the UK which leads to professional registration as a pharmacist. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... A Bachelor of Pharmacy (abbreviated BPharm) is an undergraduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy. ... The purpose of the Bologna process (or Bologna accords) is to create the European higher education area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe. ...


MPharm programs are accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) in England, Scotland and Wales and jointly by the RPSGB and Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland in Northern Ireland. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) is the regulatory and professional body for pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales. ... The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland is the statutory and regulatory body for pharmacists in Northern Ireland. ...


Aspiring pharmacists in the UK qualify by first completing this degree, then undertaking a year of pre-registration training. On successful completion of this training they become registered pharmacists and members of the relevant pharmaceutical society, and can use the postnominal letters MRPharmS (Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain) or MPSNI (Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland).


Universities

United Kingdom universities (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) offering Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degrees (circa September 2006):


England

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Northern Ireland

Queens University Belfast is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland and a member of the Russell Group (a lobby group of major research universities in the United Kingdom). ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ...

Scotland

The Robert Gordon University (often known as RGU) is a modern university located in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Aberdeen (disambiguation). ... The University of Strathclyde in Scotland is a top research-led British University which originated as Andersons Institution in 1796. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...

Wales

The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ...

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