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University of Bradford

Pharmacy 5 years (including pre-registration training) MPharm (Hons)

UCAS Code: B231

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

128 UCAS tariff points to include Chemistry or Biology and one other Science A Level (from Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology) at minimum AB and a pass in any Science practicals. A third A Level can be in any subject however we cannot accept General Studies or Critical Thinking. Students offering A-levels should complete them within a 3-year time frame to be eligible for entry onto this programme.

As UCAS tariff. Science subject required. Must include a minimum of 12 credits of Chemistry at Distinction and 12 credits at Distinction in one other Science subject. Those applying with Access courses are only required to have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or grade 4.

128 UCAS tariff points to include either Higher Level Chemistry or Biology at Grade 6, one other Higher Level Science subject at Grade 6 and a third Higher Level subject at Grade 5. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

As UCAS tariff. To include 5 Higher Level subjects including grades H1 in either Chemistry or Biology and one other Science subject, excluding the Irish subject. Plus Higher Level English and Maths at minimum grade H6 or Ordinary Level English and Math grades O1 to O4.

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

DDD

For applicants who have taken the new BTEC Extended Diploma assessed by written examinations and coursework: DDD. Applied Science with minimum four Chemistry or Biology units and two Maths units at Distinction. For applicants who have taken the BTEC Extended Diploma assessed by coursework only: DDD. Applied Science with minimum four Chemistry units and two Maths units at Distinction AND either A-level Chemistry or A-Level Biology at grade B.

As UCAS tariff. To include Advanced Higher Chemistry or Biology and one other Science subject at grades BC. The remaining 40 points must be achieved from Scottish Highers. Applicants should also have a broad range of Ordinary subjects at Grade C or above which must include English, Maths and Science.

UCAS Tariff

128

128 UCAS tariff points to include Chemistry or Biology and one other Science A Level (from Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology) at minimum AB and a pass in any Science practicals. Plus 5 GCSEs at grade C or 4 to include Maths, English Language and 2 Sciences.

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Pharmacy

At the University of Bradford we've been teaching pharmacy since 1927, and are experts in preparing students for the world of clinical practice.

Our innovative and award winning degree programme, delivered predominately by Team-Based Learning (TBL), has been designed by pharmacists, educators, students and employers to ensure that you will graduate not only with necessary knowledge and skills of a pharmacy graduate, but also with the confidence, communication, team-working, and problem-solving skills needed to secure employment. Our classes simulate the workplace and you will work in small teams to solve real-world problems, many of which are brought into the classroom from pharmacy practice by our team of pharmacist teacher-practitioners.

Our unique 5-year MPharm programme has been running for over 45 years and will enable you to undertake your pre-registration training as part of the programme. This means you will leave us as a qualified pharmacist pending successful completion of the GPhC registration exam. We also offer a 4-year programme, where you will need to complete a 1-year pre-registration period after graduation.

Whichever one you choose, you can be assured that our MPharm programmes have been specially designed so that you leave us fully prepared for contemporary pharmacy practice, and with the skills and confidence to succeed and achieve your full potential in your future employment.

**Professional accreditation**
Entry to the profession of pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Both our MPharm programmes were accredited for the maximum period of six years by the GPhC in 2018.

**Rankings**
We are ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject.

Modules

Year 1: Capability in Pharmacy 1 (core), Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 1 (Molecules to Systems) (core), Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 2 (Life cycle of a Medicine) (core), Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 3 (Promoting Health and Well-being) (core), Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 4 (Prescription Processing) (core) Year 2: Capability in Pharmacy 2 (core), Nutrition, Metabolism and Reproduction 1 (core), Senses, Thoughts and Movement 1 (core), Transport 1 (Cardiovascular, Urinary and Respiratory) (core) Year 3: Capability in Pharmacy 3 (core), Nutrition, Metabolism and Reproduction 2 (core), Senses, Thoughts and Movement 2 (core), Transport 2 (Cardiovascular, Urinary and Respiratory) (core) Year 4: Capability in Pharmacy 4 (core), Patient Centered Care (core), Student-Selected Component – Pharmacy Special Studies (core) Year 5: Pre-registration Placement (Year 5, Semester 2, 6 months)

Assessment methods

Our award-winning Pharmacy programme has been designed by nationally acclaimed pharmacy educational experts with input from pharmacy employers, patients and our alumni. The programme is predominantly taught using an innovative and active learning method called Team-Based Learning (TBL). In TBL classes you will actively practice applying your knowledge to solve real-world pharmacy problems through team discussion and class debate facilitated by our expert academic staff. TBL develops your confidence, your problem-solving skills, and the communication and team skills necessary for employment in pharmacy.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,420
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Pharmacy and Medical 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.

75%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

79%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
1%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£18,759
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Health professionals
2%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
1%
Engineering 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

£25k

£25k

£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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