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Pharmacy

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB in three A levels including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023). A level Alternative offer - ABB Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. ABB in three A levels including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus one of: grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate, grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification, grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject) OR if you are eligible, a pass in the Access to Bath course or successful completion of another recognised widening access programme Or alternatively: ABB in three A levels including Chemistry plus grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Mathematics. If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023). You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:6,P:0

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering) with 33 credits at Distinction in Science or Mathematics units and 6 credits at Merit or above. This must include 15 credits in Chemistry units achieved at Distinction. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science and Science and Engineering. Our Pharmacy course is academically challenging and requires solid foundations of knowledge in Chemistry. You will need to have studied Chemistry units worth at least 15 credits, including at least 3 credits of Organic Chemistry but excluding Biochemistry. Recent successful applicants have studied between 15 and 21 credits of Chemistry as part of their Access course and a high proportion of Organic Chemistry. Due to the time-limited nature of Access programme delivery, it is expected that you will have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these skills.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer D3, M1, M1 Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives, grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate, grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification, if you are eligible, a pass in the Access to Bath course or successful completion of another recognised widening access programme Or alternatively: D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects including Chemistry plus: grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including Chemistry and a second science or mathematics course. We accept either HL Mathematics course and Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences as a second science or mathematics subject for this degree. We cannot accept Standard Level Chemistry for this course. If you are not studying a second science or mathematics subject at Higher Level and you are taking it at Standard Level we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 5, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus 7 in the Standard Level subject. Standard Level Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations cannot be accepted as a second science or mathematics subject.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Chemistry. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science (excluding Physical Science). Your Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Calculation skills will be examined as part of any interview.

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

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Chemistry. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science (excluding Physical Science). Your Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Calculation skills will be examined as part of any interview.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in two Advanced Highers including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAABB in their Highers.

T levels are not considered suitable preparation for this degree programme and are therefore not accepted for entry. If you require advice on how you may academically prepare to study this degree or present with a mix of qualifications, you should contact our Admissions Progression Team at [email protected]

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Pharmacy

Pharmacists are at the front-line of the modern healthcare system. Experts in medicines design and use, they play a critical role in improving patient health.

You’ll gain a unique knowledge of both the scientific development and clinical use of medicines, equipping you with the skills for a rewarding career in pharmacy or pharmaceutical research.

By studying human biology and disease, pharmaceutical chemistry and physical sciences you’ll learn about the causes and progression of medical conditions and how drugs exert their effects. You'll also learn about the appropriate supply and administration of medications and the principles of monitoring treatment and disease progression.

Put your learning into practice
As a highly patient focussed profession, we put great emphasis on patient contact and clinical placements. Starting from year one, you’ll benefit from our excellent connections on placements with major teaching hospitals and community pharmacies.

You'll also have inter-professional sessions with medical, nursing, psychology and social work students to build confidence in your professional practice role.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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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.

98%
high
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

89%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
98%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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 & 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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Health professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals
1%
Business, finance and related associate 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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