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Master of Pharmacy
A Master of Pharmacy (abbreviated MPharm or MPharm(Hons)) is an undergraduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy. In many countries, it has superseded a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) as the prerequisite for registration to practise as a pharmacist. It may also refer to a postgraduate coursework or research degree in the field of pharmacy.
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Asia and Oceany
In Australia, prior to 2004, MPharm was a postgraduate research degree. In 2004, the University of Sydney introduced a two-year postgraduate MPharm coursework program, to provide an accelerated route for graduates of undergraduate science or medical science degrees to gain qualification for registration to practise as pharmacists. Following the commencement of the MPharm program at the University of Sydney, other universities across Australia also began offering MPharm coursework programs.
Aus universities offering Master of Pharmacy coursework rograms (circa June 2006):
With the success and popularity of the MPharm coursework degrees, research MPharm degrees have now been redesignated Master of Pharmacy (Clinical) (abbreviated MPharm (Clinical)) or Master of Clinical Pharmacy (abbreviated MClinPharm).
In the United Kingdom, MPharm or MPharm(Hons) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded following four years academic study in pharmacy. The degree is awarded by all of the schools of pharmacy in the UK and superseded the BSc (Pharmacy) and BPharm degrees when the length of the undergraduate pharmacy course was increased from three to four years in 1997 as part of EU harmonisation. The MPharm is the only qualification in the UK which leads to professional registration as a pharmacist.
MPharm programs are accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) in England, Scotland and Wales and jointly by the RPSGB and Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland in Northern Ireland.
Aspiring pharmacists in the UK qualify by first completing this degree, then undertaking a year of pre-registration training. On successful completion of this training they become registered pharmacists and members of the relevant pharmaceutical society, and can use the postnominal letters MRPharmS (Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain) or MPSNI (Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland).
United Kingdom universities (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) offering Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degrees (circa September 2006):
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