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Pharmacy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Minimum number of A Levels required: 3 Subject specific requirements: 120 points from 3 A Levels with Chemistry (Grade C). We would prefer applicants to also hold a qualification in a second science subject Is general studies acceptable? No Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: BBB

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken in a relevant subject area. Applicants must achieve a Distinction in all of the graded level three Access programme modules. Biology and Chemistry must be covered.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 27 IB Diploma Points. Needs to include higher level Chemistry and Biology.

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 120 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects. Biology and Chemistry must be taken at higher level.

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: BTEC acceptable only with an A2 Chemistry Grade C and AS Biology Grade C

UCAS Tariff

120

?All successful pharmacy students should complete a health screening program before commencing clinical placements. The standards for training in pharmacy are defined by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Department of Health (DH). These standards meet the criteria in the Equality Act in that they are a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aim of ensuring patient safety. Admissions process The admissions criteria for the LJMU Pharmacy undergraduate programme (MPharm) has changed. Applicants are no longer interviewed or required to sit an admissions test. See the full details on our course page. Guidance for international applicants - MPharm Pharmacy ‘Before you Arrive’ guidance If you accept your offer of a place on the MPharm Pharmacy programme, you will need to complete a number of checks listed below. These are required by law and you will need to start this process prior to your arrival in the UK. • Health Questionnaire • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check • Criminal Records Check (from your home country) • Letter of Good Character (written in English) Please note that the above additional requirements, non-UK ‘Criminal Records Check’ and ‘Letter of Good Character’ are in addition to your UK DBS check, and are not an alternative to it. Please see the details on our course page for further guidance. Please hand in your ‘Letter of Good Character’ and your ‘Criminal Records Check’, including your name and student ID number, to the Placement Learning Support Unit, Room 904 in the James Parsons Building at Byrom Street by Friday 27th September 2019. If you require support with any aspect of this process, please contact: Placement Learning Support Unit Liverpool John Moores University Room 904, James Parsons Building Byrom Street Liverpool L3 3AF United Kingdom Email: [email protected] Phone: 0151 231 2079

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Pharmacy

By studying the professionally-accredited undergraduate Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) at Liverpool John Moores University you will enjoy innovative and high quality pharmacy teaching, plus opportunities to complete placements in community and hospital settings, inter-professional learning, patient/public engagement, and practice simulations with other healthcare students.

- Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council

- Taught by one of the oldest and well-established schools of pharmacy in the world

- Excellent links and work placement opportunities with leading local hospitals

- Strong focus on the application of science to clinical practice

- Work placements, student-patient engagement and inter-professional learning from Year 1

- Strong support for students’ personal and professional development to help achieve their full potential

- This degree is available to study following a foundation year - subject to attainment

- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Modules

Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of different assessment methods. Coursework could be in the form of a report on a pharmaceutical topic, a laboratory report, preparation and delivery of a seminar or a computer-based assessment.

We pride ourselves on developing our students by ensuring we equip you with the knowledge and skills base required in your journey to become competent professional pharmacists. As such, we have designed our assessments to test key knowledge and skills throughout the programme.

Over the course of the programme, exams range from multiple-choice or short answer questions to longer analytical essays or discussions of therapeutic strategies in a clinical scenario.

You will also have to carry out a clinical examination of a patient and sit practical exams to ensure that you can dispense prescriptions and prepare medicines efficiently, safely and in compliance with legal and NHS administrative requirements.?

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£16,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

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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.

72%
low
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

65%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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 & 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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
1%
Health associate professionals
1%
Nursing and midwifery 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.

Pharmacology, toxicology and 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.

£25k

£25k

£37k

£37k

£37k

£37k

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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