Pharmacy is a lucrative course to study and practice in Nigeria. There are many opportunities for Pharmacists in the Health and other sectors within and outside the country.
Federal, State and Private universities in Nigeria offer a pharmacy degree programme.
This post contains the list of accredited universities for Pharmacy programmes in Nigeria.
Also, you will see the JAMB UTME and O’level requirements for Pharmacy.
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Table of contents
- Departments in Pharmacy
- Federal Universities That Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria
- State Universities That Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria
- Private Universities That Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria
- Admission Requirements
- Job Opportunities
Departments in Pharmacy
Here is the list of academic departments in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science in Nigerian universities;
- Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
- Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration
- Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Chemistry
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Pharmacognosy and Environmental Medicines
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management
- Drug Research and Production Unit
Federal Universities That Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria
Here is the list of Federal universities that offer a pharmacy degree programme in Nigeria;
|SN||Federal Universities Offering Pharmacy||State|
|1||University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)||Kwara State|
|2||Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)||Sokoto State|
|3||University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)||Rivers State|
|4||Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)||Anambra State|
|5||University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)||Borno State|
|6||University of Benin (UNIBEN)||Edo State|
|7||University of Uyo (UNIUYO)||Akwa Ibom|
|8||Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)||Osun State|
|9||University of Jos (UNIJOS)||Plateau State|
|10||University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)||Enugu State|
|11||Ahmadu Bello University (ABU Zaria)||Kaduna State|
|12||University of Lagos (UNILAG)||Lagos State|
|13||University of Ibadan (UI)||Oyo State|
|14||Bayero University Kano (BUK)||Kano State|
|15||University of Calabar (UNICAL)||Cross River|
|16||Federal University Oye Ekiti||Ekiti State|
State Universities That Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria
Here is the list of State universities that offer a pharmacy degree programme in Nigeria;
|SN||State Universities Offering Pharmacy||State|
|1||Kaduna State University (KASU)||Kaduna State|
|2||Gombe State University (GSU)||Gombe State|
|3||Delta State University (DELSU)||Delta State|
|4||Delta University, Wilberforce Island (NDU)||Bayelsa State|
|5||Olabisi Onabanjo University||Ogun State|
|6||Abia State University (ABSU)||Abia State|
|7||Bauchi State University (BASU)||Bauchi State|
|8||Enugu State University (ESUT)||Enugu State|
Private Universities That Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria
Here is the list of Private universities that offer a pharmacy degree programme in Nigeria;
|SN||Private Universities Offering Pharmacy||State|
|1||Igbinedion University||Edo State|
|2||Madonna University, Elele||Rivers State|
|3||Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)||Ekiti State|
|4||Bingham University||Nasarawa State|
|5||Cola City University||Enugu State|
|6||Gregory University||Abia State|
Candidates seeking admission to the five-year programme by UTME are required to possess credit in the following subjects in the West African School Certificate or its equivalent, in addition to the minimum University requirement prior to admission.;
- English Language
Direct Entry (JAMB)
Direct entry students seeking admission to the four-year programme must have a pass in Chemistry and Physics plus Biology or Botany or Zoology at the Higher School Certificate (Principal Level) with credit in English Language and Mathematics in the West African School Certificate or its equivalent.
The passes at the Advanced level should have been obtained at not more than two sittings. The Faculty also admits degree holders from related disciplines as stipulated in each year’s Direct Entry perspective, provided they have also the requisite University Matriculation Examination requirements.
Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.)
Pharmacy graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized universities, who have obtained an approved Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy with at least second class honours or its equivalent. Holders of B. Pharm certificates shall receive M. Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology disciplines.
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who have obtained an approved Bachelor’s degree in related disciplines such as Medicine, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biochemistry and Microbiology, with at least a second class honours or its equivalent.
Doctor of Philosophy
- Graduates of the University of Nigeria with Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm.) or Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, or of other recognized Universities who have obtained equivalent degrees, all with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 5 point scale (60 % in a percentage weighting) in relevant areas from recognised universities.
- Candidates who are deficient in any of the relevant core courses shall be required to register and pass such courses before proceeding with the PhD research.
Candidates normally have career prospects in various branches of the Pharmacy profession, namely, Hospital, Wholesale and Retail Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutical Industry, Teaching and Government services and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
Departments in the Faculty
Each of the six Departments is headed by a Head of Department. The Faculty is headed by a Dean, who, as the Chief Executive of the Faculty, coordinates all academic activities at the Faculty level and administers both the academic and administrative staff. Similar functions are performed by the Heads at the Departmental level.