Number of Years It Takes To Study Pharmacy In Nigeria: How Long Does It Take to Study Pharmacy In Nigeria?, How many years is pharmacy in UNILAG, Is Pharmacy a 6 years or 5 years course?. In this article, I will take out time to answer in details the above questions… Read diligently for details.
It is true pharmacy is one of the very few good courses to study in Nigeria, for this reason, a lot of student continuously apply year in year out to the very few universities in Nigeria that offers the program.
But then, just as it is important to study a course, it is also important to know what the course entails like, the number of Years It Takes To Study that course which in this case is PHARMACY, hence the need for this article today.
If you have ever wondered the number of Years you would have to spend in Pharmacy school to become a practicing pharmacist in Nigeria then you are obviously checking out the right article😉.
In Today’s Episode of my Pharmacy Student Guide Series, I will explain the different pharmacy degree and their specified course duration, the only work from your end is to sit back and enjoy!
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Years It Takes To Study Pharmacy?
The truth is, this question would be a lot more easier to answer if it was asked few years back, before now only the pharmacy ‘B Pharm Degree‘ can be bagged from any University in Nigeria but that’s not the case anymore.
The time to obtain your B. PHARM Degree is different, this time shorter than the required time to obtain a PHARM D Degree, in order to make this easy, I will spell out the duration for the two programs differently.
How Many Years To Study B Pharm?
B Pharm degree is a Five (5) years degree program excluding intership (a Compulsory one (1) training after graduating), this five years is stack filled with circles of practicals, intensive study, clerkship, and Exams.
How Many Years To Study Pharm D?
It takes Six (6) Years to study pharm D in Nigeria, This program is a year longer than those who enrolled into schools that offers the B Pharm Degree, One of the reasons for this extra year is because of the emphasis on patient care and clinical rotation of student.
Student who already possess their B Pharm Certificate can also enrol into the Pharm D Program to any University that runs the B Pharm to Pharm D conversion program like the University of Benin.
This conversion program is a part time program that spans for three (3) years. You can read more about the Special Pharm D conversion program by clickingHERE…
I understand that this may not best answer your question as much as you would want, for that reason I will have to be more specific, since all Universities in Nigeria do not offer same pharmacy degree.
How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In Uniben?
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) is the pioneer of Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy degree) in Nigeria, since Pharm D is the degree been awarded to student you will spend Six (6) Years obtaining this.
How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In Unilorin?
The University of Ilorin award her student the B Pharm degree, hence you will spend five (5) years obtaining this.
How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In UNN?
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka recently started admission of student into the Pharm D program, therefore newly admitted student will spend Six (6) in school studying this course.
How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In Delsu?
Delta State University award her student the B Pharm degree, hence you will spend five (5) years studying pharmacy in Delsu.
You can go through the list of Universities That Offers Pharm D Program In Nigeria HERE…
Is Admission Requirement same For B Pharm And Pharm D
Now, you may be wondering, since the duration to study these courses are different then may be the admission requirement would also be different. well, that is not the case here.
You require same Jamb score, O’level result combination, Post Utme grade etc. All you have to do is know the type of Pharmacy degree (B Pharm or pharm D) offered by the school you intend to apply to.