Nottingham is top ranked UK School of Pharmacy

According to the 2012 Complete University Guide league tables The School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham has been ranked as the top School of Pharmacy in British higher education. This is the third consecutive year that Nottingham has claimed the number one position.

“As a university, we are extremely proud of this achievement which is another feather in the cap for us after clinching our high ranking in both local and international tables last year,” said Professor Ian Pashby, CEO & Provost of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC).“Due to the increasing demand of recent graduates, our School of Pharmacy aims to expand the programmes offered”, said Prof Pashby.

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 95 percent of the School’s research was found to be of international quality, and 35 percent “world-leading”, making it also the top UK School of Pharmacy for research. Research in universities is a key indicator of the quality of education on offer and teaching staff at the School are indeed at the leading edge of scientific and healthcare developments. UNMC’s long standing commitment towards research supports the University’s ambition to become the first private university in Malaysia to hold the research university status under the Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument (MYRA) by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

The School of Pharmacy started at UNMC in 2005 offering a 2+2 MPharm degree, whereby students study at the Malaysia campus for the first two years before completing the final two years in the UK. In 2007 this programme became the first pharmacy degree on offer in Malaysia to be fully accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain / General Pharmaceutical Council (UK). Graduates of this degree may practise as Pharmacists, not only in the UK, but also in Malaysia, Singapore and the other countries around the world that recognises the UK Pharmacy degree.

In September 2010 The School of Pharmacy started recruiting for its new BSc (Hons) programme in Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, which has been designed to equip graduates for a career in the pharmaceutical industries. This programme is a full-time degree studied over three years at the Malaysia Campus.

“This new success is an indicator of the high standard of teaching and research within the school. It is particularly pleasing that student satisfaction is one of the indicators used by the Complete University Guide to evaluate degree courses,” said Professor Stephen Doughty, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), UNMC.

Prospective students can be certain that by joining the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham they are positioned on a dedicated pathway for a successful career in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences.

To learn more about the School of Pharmacy please visit our website or view a complete list of all courses offered at the Malaysia Campus.

Alternatively please e-mail us at [email protected] for local students and [email protected] for international students.

Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Times as “the embodiment of the modern international university”, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK’s Top 10 and the World’s Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings.

The University is committed to providing a truly international education for its 39,000 students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around its campuses in the UK and Asia.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranked the University 7th in the UK by research power.

The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health.

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