Taught course

Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacists’ Assessment Programme

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must first apply to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and pass their adjudication process. Please see www.pharmacyregulation.org for full details on how to apply. After adjudication the University will be informed of successful candidates. We will then invite you to apply by filling in our online application form and attaching a number of required documents. In terms of English language requirements, we require a minimum IELTS score of 7 in each element, achieved in one sitting.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

All International students are entitled to a £1000 deduction from their course fees.

Fees and funding

UK students
PGDip £3167 / MSc £4750
International students
PGDip £7667 / MSc £11500

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
10 months

Course contact details

Student Helpline
0191 515 3000