International Affairs Office (IAO)
MEU dedicated its IAO staff to help and support UOB students in all academic and practical matters.
The University of Strathclyde (UOS) was established in 1796, making it one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The university offers a range of courses, but has a focus on technological and scientific studies. Research is also a chief interest of Strathclyde’s, with key focus on health, pharmacy, manufacturing and energy, among others.
MEU, and in cooperation with the University of Strathclyde, the first-ranked in the UK for Pharmacy, launched the British Joint BA Pharmacy Programme (MPharm). An unprecedented programme in the region, accredited by the Jordanian Higher Education Council, and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Students study the first three years in Jordan and the last two years in UK, after which the student receives a joint British – Jordanian certificate, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions, and the British Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
MEU Medical Clinic and Medical Insurance UOB hosted program students will have a medical insurance in Jordan. Also, MEU Medical Clinic is also focusing on student welfare, usually through limited treatment initiatives.
The MPharm is an integrated Masters programme jointly run by MEU and the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) at the University of Strathclyde (www.strath.ac.uk). The aim of the MPharm is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to be experts in medicines that will allow you to undertake careers in all branches of pharmacy in Jordan. As a graduate of this programme, you will understand the science behind drug discovery, development and delivery along with how patients react to the medicines they take. You will also understand individual patient care and public health issues in order that you deliver the best health and pharmaceutical care for your patients.
Pharmacy and Pharmacology within SIPBS is currently ranked number 3 in the UK (2021) with an overall score of 99% and was ranked number 1 in 2019 & 2020 by the Complete University Guide (https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/pharmacology-and-pharmacy) although we remain the highest ranked University with a School of Pharmacy. Therefore, you will be undertaking a fully integrated Masters in Pharmacy programme that is recognised as being subject leading and innovative not only within the UK but also internationally. This degree will equip you with skills that will allow you to become leaders in pharmacy in Jordan and innovate and change the delivery of pharmacy practice to patients in Jordan. Fundamental to this is the environment you will encounter whilst undertaking this course, which utilises the latest pedagogical theories to enhance your learning experience. Key features include:
The MPharm at the University of Strathclyde achieves it excellent rankings in the Complete University Guide based on the criteria they set, which include the quality of the applicants to the course, research quality, student satisfaction and graduate prospects.
During your time on the joint MEU / Strathclyde MPharm programme, you will undertake classes at MEU for years 1 – 3, with Year 2 and Year 3 being identical, both in content and assessment, to that undertaken within SIPBS. For Years 4 & 5 of the MPharm, you will join the MPharm cohort at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. You will be integrated into these classes and taught by SIPBS staff, as well as undertaking Interprofessional Learning alongside medical students from the University of Glasgow. In addition, you will undertake experiential learning in pharmacy practice across Scotland.