I was just wondering whether, you can become a Pharmacist by getting a degree in Pharmacology. I know that you need a MPharm in order to become a fully qualified pharmacist..... however, after getting a pharmacology degree, can you go on to study for a Master of Pharmacy? Or is a degree in Pharmacy the only option?
Not quite sure what you mean there - a Master of pharmacy is the MPharm qualification which you can apply to dirrectly after your A-levels. I don't see why you couldn't do an MPharm as a second degree. However, I don't think a phamacology degree exempts you from any parts of the MPharm.
But I could be wrong. I'm sure someone else will know more.
I agree with the above post. In my uni, I have someone who did a pharmacolgy degree earlier, and still has to do the MPharm degree. You are slightly advantaged in some prats, because there is quite a bit of pharmacolgy in the degree.
how comes you are considering doin both tho?
wouldnt it be easier just to do the pharmacy degree if you want to be a apharmacist??
hiya im just wonderin what pharmacology is can anyone tell me please. im doing medicinal and biological chemistry at uni. medicinal chemistry is study of chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, drug design and whole bunch of stuff. is pharmacology the same?
Pharmacology is the study of the properties of drugs and their action on the body - it is in essence the 'science' behind pharmacy. The only difference between pharmacology and pharmacy that I can see is that a course in pharmacy trains you to be dispensing pharmacist - pharmacology trains you as a drug scientist. The chemistry content of a pharmacology degree is likely to be the same if not higher than a pharmacy degree.
Thanks, I wasn't sure if the chemistry content would be same having never studied a pharmacology degree. Although I'm not sure the chemistry content would be higher on a pharmacology degree - I've been looking at entry requirements for pharmacology at universities that also offer pharmacy and the offers for pharmacology are lower and you can get onto it without an A Level in chemistry at some places.
Can you not ask your chemistry tutor to predict you a B if you explain the situation to them?
Thinking back, although every school of pharmacy specifies at least a grade B in chemistry my offer from De Montford was BCC - it didn't state the B had to be in chemistry.