University of Sunderland
Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme (OSPAP) PgDip
University of Sunderland

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The course is designed for qualified pharmacists outside the European Economic Area who are looking to become registered pharmacists in the UK, and is one of a small number that are accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Completing the OSPAP postgraduate diploma allows for entry to the next stages of registering as a pharmacist in the UK, and in addition you can also apply to undertake a Masters research project. The content of this course reflects the accreditation requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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To apply for this course, you must first apply to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and pass their adjudication process, please see the GPhC website for full details on how to apply.


Tuition Fees Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme (OSPAP) PgDip

England UK £7250 year 1
Northern Ireland £7250 year 1
Scotland £7250 year 1
Wales £7250 year 1
EU £14250 year 1
International £14250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland is a research education institution situated in the city of the same name, in the North East of England. The city’s main campus is City Campus, where students will find Murray Library, the majority of lecture halls, and their state-of-the-art sports facilities. In the Sir Tom Cowie campus, the facilities are specialised towards subjects such as the Social Sciences, Tourism, Law, Business, and also Computing and Engineering.

Where is this programme taught

City Campus
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