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Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme (OSPAP)

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Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme (OSPAP)


This Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme (OSPAP) is a conversion programme designed to enable non-EU-qualified pharmacists to receive theoretical and practical training in key topics relevant to practice in the UK. It aims to familiarise overseas-trained pharmacists (non-EU and not covered by Directive 2005/36/EC) with the practice of pharmacy in the UK. The course is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Kingston is long established as a top teaching university with excellent facilities. We have excellent links with a number of hospitals, including St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston Hospital, the Royal Marsden Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham, as well as a number of major community pharmacies, enabling you to experience the role of the pharmacist first-hand through visits or placements.


What will you study?

You will receive training in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, and pharmacy law and practice. Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for a one-year pre-registration period in an approved pharmaceutical establishment, prior to taking membership examinations from the pharmacy regulator (the General Pharmaceutical Council) and gaining entry onto the UK register of pharmacists. Obtaining a pre-registration placement is the responsibility of the student, and different visa requirements may apply for non-EU/EEA citizens. You are advised to visit the UK Borders Agency and Home Office websites for the latest information on visas and employment.


How to apply

All applications for this course should be made to the General Pharmaceutical Council. Please see for details. You cannot apply directly to the University.


After successful adjudication, your details will be passed to Kingston University and we will post an application form to successful candidates. The completed applications should be returned to the Kingston University admissions department who will issue offer letters and any letters required for immigration purposes if necessary.


English language Requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in each element (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking).

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Updated: January 29, 2018 — 9:34 am

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