The 4-year MPharm Pharmacy programme at Birmingham is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and has been specifically designed to meet your needs as a future pharmacist. The GPhC is the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. They are responsible for defining the education and training requirements for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Throughout each year, right from the start of the course, you will find yourself experiencing real-life or simulated clinical and patient situations. This practical element is supported by your fundamental pharmaceutical and medical science studies, taught by our research-active academic and professional staff and is the ideal balance of hands-on learning and in-depth study. You will learn the science underpinning the use of medicines, including physiology and anatomy of the human body, the effect of medicines on the human body, and how medicines are designed. Alongside this, you will be trained in clinical communications, problem solving, and decision making to ensure you have the skills to enjoy a rewarding career in pharmacy contributing to patient care. As a Pharmacy student at Birmingham you will benefit from our exclusive relationships with two of the largest independent community pharmacy chains in the Midlands who provide vital practice placement opportunities and essential work experience to help secure your pre-registration year. In 2017, the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) showed that 95% of our students were satisfied with the quality of the course.