Dual Doctor of Pharmacy Programme (Joint Pharmacy Programme – Srinakharinwirot University and the University of Nottingham, UK)

General information
Programme title:
Dual Doctor of Pharmacy Programme (Joint Pharmacy Programme – Srinakharinwirot University and the University of Nottingham, UK)

Degrees and awards:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in International Pharmacy Practice (BSc (Hons) Int Pharm Pract) awarded by UoN
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) awarded by SWU

Major discipline: Pharmaceutical care

Number of course credit: 223 credits

Programme type
1. Type: 6-year undergraduate programme
2. Classification: Professional programme
3. Language: Bilingual – Thai and English
4. Admission: Only Thai nationality
5. Collaboration with other institutes:
DPharmD is the collaborative programme of SWU and UoN. For teaching, clerkships and research, collaborations have been sought from both public and private hospitals, community pharmacies, drug companies, Ministry of Public Health and other healthcare settings.
6. Degree certificate offered:
BSc (Hons) Int Pharm Pract for the first three years at UoN
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) if all six years are completed

Tuition fee:
Short preparatory coursed 300,000 Baht
Three years at UoN GBP 21,060/year
Three years at SWU 300,000 Baht/year

Career opportunities
After graduation, a pharmacy student may go for one of the following careers:
1. Pharmacist in a hospital, community pharmacy (or drugstore), or other healthcare settings
2. Pharmacist or pharmacy officer dealing regulatory affairs and registration in a drug company or Thai FDA
3. Pharmacist working as a clinical research associate or monitor (CRA or CRM) in a clinical research organization or drug company
4. Pharmacy lecturer in a pharmacy school
5. Drug representative in a drug company
6. Pharmaceutical scientist in the UK involved in research, regulatory affairs, management and teaching.

Recruitment and admission
A maximum number of student is 10 per year. Students initially apply for admission into the SWU’s DPharmD programme from September to December in the year prior to entry for the programme.
Applicants for the programme should meet the following requirements:
1. Thai nationality aged  17
2. No illness or serious chronic disease, which is a barrier to the study and practice as a pharmacist as specified by the Pharmacy Council of Thailand
3. Graduated from a secondary school with a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above
4. Students from international schools are required to submit GCSE or IB
– GCSE: Math and English, grade 5 or above are required
– International Baccalaureate (IB) at least 34 points from the full score of 45 points (6, 6, 5 at Higher Level including Chemistry plus one from Biology, Physic or Math)
5. IELTS (academic type) 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any element. The test must be taken in a UKVI-approved test center.
6. Complete portfolio (Round 1, TCAS)
7. Pass an interview by the selection panel consisting of SWU’s academic staff and /or UoN representatives. The number of students recruited varies with the academic year.

Study plan
Students need to start their preparatory courses at SWU between April and August. Then, students continue Years 1-3 at UoN and back to SWU to complete Years 4-6. The first semester (or autumn semester) begins in October – January and the second semester (or spring semester) begins in February – June. For SWU, the first semester of an academic year commences from August to December and the second from January to May, including the summer session during June – July.

Year 0: SWU Preparatory Courses (April – August)
Year 1: Study at UoN (October – June)
Year 2: Study at UoN (October – June)
Year 3: Study at UoN (October – June)

Receive a Bachelor degree from UoN

Year 4: Study at SWU (August – May)
Year 5: Study at SWU (August – May)
Year 6: Study at SWU (August – May)

Receive Doctor of Pharmacy degree from SWU