Pharmacy Undergraduates

How to Become a Pharmacist

To practice as a pharmacist in the UK requires satisfactory completion of a 4 year MPharm degree followed by a 1 year pre-registration training placement in a community pharmacy or hospital. 

As a pharmacy undergraduate you can gain a taster of what pharmacy is like in hospital by taking a summer work experience placement. 

To find out more about doing your pre-registration year in hospital, please access our Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist pages or find out about how the  national recruitment for pre-regs for the 2019-20 intake is progressing. 

NHS Work Experience for Undergraduates

How do I know if hospital, primary care, or prison pharmacy is for me?

How do you specialise in clinical pharmacy, aseptic work, manufacturing, medicines information, quality control, patient services and all the clinical directorate work?

Are all NHS organisations the same?

How does the pre-registration year work?

How does computerised prescribing in hospital work?

What training can you undertake once you are qualified?


Have these questions and more answered with a summer placement in the NHS or visiting the hospital at relevant open days. 

Open Day 2019

Pre-registration Pharmacist Open Day 2019

At our open day you will have the opportunity to meet newly qualified pharmacists and representatives from the 42 NHS trusts that provide pre-reg programmes in our region as well as representatives from Primary Care/Community Pharmacy. There will also be an initial presentation on the Oriel System, preferencing and how to make the most of the day.

Who is it for?
3rd year pharmacy students applying for Pre-registration trainee pharmacist positions starting in Summer 2020.