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Pharmacy (4 years)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Including Chemistry and at least one further science A level from Biology, Maths or Physics; the third subject can be chosen from a wide range of subjects, but General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Requires 15 credits in Chemistry and a further 15 credits in Maths, Biology or Physics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 with 6,6,5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level chemistry and 6 or 5 in one of Higher Level maths, biology, or physics

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD-DDM

Not accepted as a standalone qualification, must be supported by A level Chemistry.

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

DD

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

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

D

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level grades AA including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

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

DDD

Considered on a case by case basis

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

136-147

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Pharmacy

Start your pharmacy career at a world top 5 School* and a top UK university for pharmacy.

Our progressive teaching is designed to train the next generation of leaders of the profession by integrating professional practice and science across therapeutic themes. You will gain clinical interaction experience through placements in community, GP and hospital pharmacies, developing your skills to advise patients and healthcare professionals on the safe and effective use of medicines.

You will practise patient counselling, dispensing and prescribing in our simulated pharmacies. In our Pharmacy Leadership and Management module you will run your own simulated pharmacy in a fully immersive commercial and patient-centred clinical environment.

We will prepare you for the new one year Foundation Training employment that you will need to complete following graduation to become a registered Pharmacist.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

- Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council

- A range of exciting study abroad opportunities available

- Opportunities to attend pharmacy conferences

- Dedicated personal tutor, who will support you throughout the course

- Research project working with one of our world-leading academics

Modules

Our teaching methods include lab sessions, lectures, tutorials, workshops, and problem classes. In each year of the course you will go on professional placements. These could include community pharmacies and hospitals

In year one you will study fundamental areas of pharmaceutical sciences. This will introduce you to a wide range of topics and provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge. You'll learn about disease, infections, and medicines.

In year two, you still study more advanced modules that will take your learning to a higher level. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, allergies, pain, and endocrine diseases.

In year three you will complete a research project in an area of pharmaceutical sciences of your choice. This will involve collecting, analysing, and interpreting your own data. You will have the opportunity to complete your third-year research project abroad at our partner university in Malaysia. You will also learn about specialised topics such as cancer, the central nervous system, and viruses

Year four will take your knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical sciences to an expert level. This will award you with a masters-level qualification. You will take a patient-focused approach to medicine optimisation and follows patients through a number of care pathways. you will also work in a group at our on-campus simulated pharmacy. This will give you valuable experience in working in a working pharmacy. Actors will visit as patients and customers, prescribers, pharmaceutical company representatives and inspectors.

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
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Pharmacy

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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.

89%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
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

91%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

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.

£21,000
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Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health 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.

£27k

£27k

£34k

£34k

£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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