Pharmacy is a healthcare profession requiring a high level of education and training.

Whether you are still at school, choosing a university or at pre-registration level, we are on hand to provide you with the information needed to help you along the path to becoming a pharmacist.

In general, to qualify as a pharmacist you will need:

  • A-B grade A-levels in chemistry and two of biology/mathematics/physics, although students may be also considered with chemistry or biology (and one other subject).
  • at least AABB or AAABB in Chemistry, Maths, English, Physics, and Biology/Human Biology, if you are a Scottish student. Applicants may also be expected to have taken Advanced Highers in Chemistry and/or Biology. We always advise checking entry requirements with any potential universities.   
  • a four-year masters degree in pharmacy from one of the accredited universities
  • one year's practical training in a community or hospital pharmacy
  • to pass a registration exam.

Please see some helpful information below to help you prepare for the qualifications needed to become a fully regsitered, practicing pharmacist.