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MPHARM (HONS) PHARMACY

Preparing you for the healthcare challenges facing our society

The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) is a centre of excellence in pharmacy education and research. Our innovative, exciting and fully integrated programme prepares first-class pharmacy graduates ready for the healthcare challenges facing society.

Pharmacy is a diverse profession whose members help others in a variety of ways. Staff in the Reading School of Pharmacy Malaysia have a friendly and enthusiastic style, and will teach you the knowledge and communication skills that are essential to succeed as a pharmacist. Our four-year degree programme incorporates clinical training and scientific understanding, enabling you to develop an in-depth knowledge of key therapeutic areas.

Choose to study for 2+2 MPharm (Hons) degree at UoRM and you will have a unique opportunity to study for two years at our Malaysia campus and two years at our campus in Reading in the UK.  You will also have the opportunity to seek a pre-registration training post in the UK (subject to visa approval) before you sit your Pre-Registration Assessment and can register with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

During your first year, you will study scientific theory as well as taking part in pharmacy training programs in hospital and community settings where you can put your knowledge into real-life situations.

As you progress, you will learn more about the understanding and management of human diseases and undertake longer placements. This will be followed by a dissertation and your extended fourth-year research project which allows you to cover your chosen subject of interest in depth, under the supervision of highly qualified researchers working at the University of Reading Malaysia School of Pharmacy.

    Core subject areas include:
  • Human physiology
  • Cell physiology
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Medical microbiology
  • Statistics and epidemiology
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Management and business


Please note that all undergraduate degrees from the University of Reading in the UK and in Malaysia are Honours Degrees.

COURSE TESTIMONIES

BPharm (Hons) / MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy Testimony by Ashik Karania

Ashik Karania|MPharm 2013

The opportunity to study abroad is so exciting. Both Malaysia and the UK have so much to offer. Having the opportunity to explore whilst studying is a great incentive. As the saying goes, ‘the world is your oyster’.”

FACT FILE

Course approval number
N/727/6/0079

Entry requirements
A Level: BBB including minimum grade B in Chemistry and one other science subject (Biology, Maths, Physics or Psychology).

STPM: BBB including minimum grade B in Chemistry and one other science subject (Biology, Maths or Physics).

UEC: 6As including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English and another subject; excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese Language

International Baccalaureate: min 32 points overall including 5 in Chemistry and another science, both at higher level.

Other entry qualifications at equivalent levels will be accepted for entry onto this programme.

Pre-requisites (for Malaysian only):
SPM / IGCSE: Minimum of 5 Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Additional Maths or Maths and another subject.

Bahasa Malaysia with at least Grade C in SPM or equivalent.

All eligible candidates will be invited for an interview on campus or via skype/telephone

English Language requirement
IELTS Band 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0

Duration
4 years full-time: 2 years in Malaysia, 2 years in the UK

Intake date
September

Fee
Malaysians – RM pa
2016/17: 46,125

International Fees – RM pa
2016/17: 52,500

MPharm students will pay UK international fees for their 2 years in the UK.

CAREER PROSPECTS
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Pharmacy Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Executive
  • Quality Assurance
  • Post-graduate study
  • Academia
  • Military
  • Governmental positions