Pharmacists in Scotland - five-year integrated education programme: scoping report

Report on the integration of the existing four-year pharmacist degree and one-year training scheme into a single five-year programme.

Proposed actions and next steps

  • Agree proposal indicative timescales;
  • Sign off transitional arrangements;
  • Establish a series of working groups to consider: admissions and recruitment; funding; programme development (including experiential learning and interprofessional learning); and quality management and governance;
  • Clarify position of international students including visa requirements; and
  • Schools of Pharmacy to start planning towards accreditation of a five-year integrated MPharm.


Email: Elaine Muirhead

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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