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) or the equivalent in Scottish Highers.
  • 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.