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De Montfort University

Pharmacy (4 years)

UCAS Code: B230

Master of Pharmacy (with Honours) - MPharm (H)

Entry requirements


120 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of 3 A2 subject and must include passes at grade B or better in Chemistry and one other Science from : Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology. The third subject may be in a non-Science subject.

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science and applicants must also hold an A level in Chemistry at grade B or better.

120 points from three Advanced Higher qualifications. Must include Chemistry and a second Science at grade B or above. from : Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology.

UCAS Tariff

120

Must be from a maximum of 3 A2 subject or equivalent and must include passes at grade B or better or equivalent in Chemistry and one other Science from : Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology. The third subject may be in a non-Science subject.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Pharmacy

With over 100 years of experience, The Leicester School of Pharmacy will provide you with the practical and professional skills you need to work as a pharmacist in any career pathway of your choice.

**Reasons to study Pharmacy at DMU:**

+ 99.1% of our Pharmacy graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report (above the sector average of 94.6%).

+ Benefit from integrated work placements over all four years of the programme.

+ Our graduates progress on to rewarding and stimulating careers in all sectors of pharmacy, including major employers in community pharmacy such as Boots, Lloyds and Well Pharmacy, NHS Hospital Trusts, primary care settings such as GP Pharmacists or local commissioners and the pharmaceutical industry.

+ DMU has a history of more than 100 years of Pharmacy teaching experience and provides the opportunity to work collaboratively with other future health and social care experts.

+ You will study a range of topics including introduction to pharmacy, people in medicine - gastrointestinal/nutrition, pharmacotherapy - cardiovascular/ respiratory and skills for professional clinician - advanced practice.

+ Learn in dedicated teaching spaces with innovative teaching technology, including a purpose-built practice suite and laboratories, plus our online, objective, skills and diagnostic development tool created at DMU.

+ Collaborative working with other future health and social care experts allows students and practitioners from a wide range of professions to learn together through our world leading Inter-Professional Education (IPE)

+ Award-winning real-world research projects includes life-changing development of the artificial pancreas and dried blood-spot analysis

+ Gain international experience related to your studies through our #DMUglobal programme. Pharmacy students have visited New York to understand the healthcare provision provided by pharmacists in America.

Modules

YEAR ONE: Professional and Scientific Skills 1; Fundamental Cell Biology and Physiology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Fundamentals of Medicine Design; Foundation Skills in Pharmacy Practice. YEAR TWO: Professional and Scientific Skills 2; Principles of Physiology and Pharmacology; The Central Nervous System, Endocrinology and Immunity; Medicine Development and Manufacture; Law, Ethics and Practice. YEAR THREE: The Pharmacist as a Practitioner; Professional and Scientific Skills 3; Pharmacotherapy: from Person to Population; Inflammation, Cancer and Infection; Drug Discovery and Delivery; Skills for Practice. YEAR FOUR: Professional and Scientific Skills 4; Evidence Based Medicine; Public Health and Patient Safety; Project; Elective Module.

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include: lectures, tutorials, laboratory and clinical work, problem solving workshops, group work and placement visits. You will have approximately 16 hours of taught sessions each week, supported by at least 20 hours of independent study. Assessment methods include: examinations and coursework, problem solving, critical assessment of pharmaceutical data and objective structured clinical examinations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Pharmacy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacy

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year — the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is a degree that tends to lead to jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and outcomes are improving again after a difficult time in the last few years. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate — if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, unemployment rates are below 1% and 95% of pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly in retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses - employment rates have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pharmacy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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