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A degree in pharmacy is a one of the requirements to become a fully qualified pharmacist. In addition, you will need to work for a year in a community or hospital pharmacy and pass a registration exam. Graduates of the University of Nottingham do especially well in the job market.

What skills will I gain during my degree?

In addition to your subject knowledge, the degree equips you with key employability skills such as:

  • critical judgement
  • problem-solving and analytical skills
  • communication skills
  • time management and organisational abilities
  • interpersonal skills
  • able to empathise with patients
  • able to establish relationships with patients and other professional colleagues

Destinations of pharmacy graduates

I98% of graduates leaving pharmacy courses in the 2015/16 academic year secured work or futher study within six months of graduating.

The graduate labour market in 2015 remained buoyant for pharmacy graduates. However, it is likely there will be greater competition for pre-registration training places, as a result of the increase in output of graduates from newly established pharmacy degrees.

Our pharmacy graduates secure professional positions largely within the human health sector, as hospital pharmacists, or the retail sector as community pharmacists. A very small number of graduates choose to pursue careers in the private sector with pharmaceutical companies.



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