UCL School of Pharmacy
- About the School
- Study Here
- Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)
- Course structure
- How to apply
- Entry requirements
- Open Days
- Work Placements, Pre-registration training and Careers
- Access agreement
- Scholarships & funding
- MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy
- MSc in Drug Delivery
- MSc in Drug Discovery and Development
- MSc in Drug Discovery and Pharma Management
- MSc in Pharmacognosy
- Master of Research (MRes)
- Research Degrees
- Pharmacy Practice
- Technician Programmes
- Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)
- Research Themes
- Student Life
- International students
- Library and Services
- Research Departments
- Work Here
- Contact Us
Work Placements and Pre-registration training
Pre-registration Co-ordinator, Nadia Bukhari, helps students throughout
their four-year degree course to prepare for their future career. All
students have access to a drop-in service whereby they can submit their
CVs or application forms for comments and suggestions. At the end of
the third year, mock pre registration interviews are held for students
at the School, to help prepare them for their real interviews.
Nadia Bukhari also organises summer placements and holds interviews at the School for students who have had limited pharmacy experience and have been unsuccessful in obtaining previous work experience. She is also able to give individual help and advice on careers in pharmacy.
To register as a pharmacist in Britain, you must undertake a 12-month pre-registration training placement in an approved hospital or community pharmacy or a split placement with six months spent in industry and six months in a hospital. During this year you are paid a salary, which ranges from around £15,000 to £18,500.
apply for pre-registration placements in the summer after your third
year. If you are unsuccessful in the first round, clearing takes place
during your final year. Information explaining how to apply, deadline
listings and interview dates are posted on our schools website and in a
pre registration bulletin. This is distributed to our students.
When our students are in the second semester of their third year, we hold a roadshow week for prospective employers to come to the School and talk to the students about pre registration at their pharmacy or company and the application and interview process.
Our students have an excellent track record with employers and most students are offered a place by the end of the autumn term of their fourth year.
students may remain in Britain to do their pre-registration training in
hospital pharmacy. Information about how to apply for the special work
training permit is given to all overseas students.
Hospital Visits and Patient Interviews
MPharm programme includes visits to clinical wards at the Royal London
and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals so that you acquire professional and
clinical skills. You will go on ward rounds with a clinical pharmacist
and discuss therapeutic patient issues. You will also have the
opportunity to interview patients, who come to The School of Pharmacy to
take part in learning sessions.
We also encourage all pharmacy students to gain practical experience in hospital or retail pharmacies in the summer vacations. We prepare an annual vacation work newsletter with details of employers looking to employ our students. Certain companies such as Boots, Moss and Tesco operate paid summer training programmes and you will be given guidance about how to apply. Many hospitals also recruit students for the summer, although these are generally unpaid work experience
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