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Study MPharm in the UK

Interested in becoming a pharmacist? The Masters of Pharmacy (MPharm) is the degree course you would study in the UK. The course provides students with knowledge and understanding of the chemistry and pharmacology of medicines, as well as the biology, pathology, and diagnosis of disease.
The MPharm degree is a four-year course in all 31 UK universities, and a few universities offer a five-year duration, including a sandwich year in industry. These courses are quality assured by General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the independent regulator of the pharmacy profession in the UK.

Approved Pharmacy universities in Kuwait

Below, list of approved universities for MPharm Pharmacy degree in the UK for Kuwaiti sponsored students. Kuwaiti Students after completing Shahadah Thanawiya  will apply through the approved Foundation Pathway.

Please note, the approved university list is correct at the time of publication. For information, please refer to kuwait cultural office uk website.

Entry requirements

Many top UK universities welcome Pharmacy applications from students from Kuwait.

Kuwaiti High School graduates with Shahada thanawiya cannot apply for direct entry into undergraduate Pharmacy courses without completing a suitable foundation program, such as Kaplan foundation pathways. For more information , please visit Foundation Pharmacy pathways in the UK page to view other providers.

Becoming Registered Pharmacist in the UK

After completing an MPharm degree course, international students can work as pharmacists in the UK. In this case, the student must take a national registration exam set by the General Pharmaceutical Council GPhC. Before that, the student must undergo 52 weeks of supervised pre-registration training in clinical practice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students enrolled in full-time degree programs can work up to 20 hours in their university term time per week and full-time during their vacation period. After degree completion, international students may be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa, such as the Graduate Route. Whereas students enrolled in part-time courses are not eligible to do any paid or unpaid work in the UK.

After graduating from the UK, you will get 2 to 3 years of poststudy work visa and be eligible to work anywhere in the UK. After successfully securing a job in your desired field, you can extend your work visa and excel in your career.

There are different scholarships available for international students which can cover their tuition fees. However, getting free education at the beginning of your education journey in the UK can be challenging.

Studying in the UK after completing your 12th grade through a pathway program is a great option for Kuwaiti students. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to pursue higher education in the UK after completing your secondary education:

  • Research and Choose a Pathway Program
  • Select Your Course and University
  • Check Eligibility Criteria/Entry Requirements
  • Apply for the Pathway Program
  • Get a Conditional Offer and Visa Application
  • Apply for Your University Degree

By following these steps, you can transition from completing your 12th grade to studying your preferred course at a UK university through a pathway program.

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