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Ulster University

Pharmacy

UCAS Code: B230

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

To include Chemistry and one science subject from Mathematics, Physics or Biology. Biology preferred as second science. Applied Science Double Award is acceptable only when offered with A level Chemistry at least at Grade B.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Pass Access course with overall mark of 73% (only Science Access Course) (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access Course)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above in English Language, Mathematics and Double Award Science. Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum 28 points with at least 14 points at higher level and to include at least 6 points in HL Chemistry and at least 7 points from one other science subject at higher level (Physics, Biology or Maths).

136 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level including Chemistry and one other science from Maths, Biology, Physics or Agricultural Science at H2. Applicants are also required to have Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English and Maths grade H6 or above or Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English and Maths grade O4 or above

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

DDD

The following optional units must be included and passed: Unit 13: Applications of Inorganic Chemistry ?Unit 14: Applications of Organic chemistry Unit 18: Industrial Chemical Reactions For students taking a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma on the QCF framework (first teaching 2010), the requirements will be D*DD to include distinctions in the following units: The following units must be included and passed with Distinction: Unit 1: Fundamentals of Science Unit 4: Scientific Practical Techniques Unit 26: Industrial Applications of Chemical Reactions Unit 27: Chemical Periodicity and its Applications Unit 28: Industrial Application of Organic Chemistry

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

To include Chemistry(grade B) and one science subject from Mathematics, Physics or Biology(grade B). Biology preferred as second science.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,C

To include Chemistry(grade B) and one science subject from Mathematics, Physics or Biology(grade B). Biology preferred as second science.

UCAS Tariff

135-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pharmacy

The aim of the MPharm course at Ulster is to educate pharmacy students to a high standard in an environment of modern clinical relevance, thereby facilitating their immediate integration into a forward thinking, healthcare-based profession that practises clinical excellence and understands fully the pharmaceutical principles underpinning therapeutic application of drug substances. The MPharm programme is designed to provide academically challenging and vocationally relevant pharmacy education and training underpinned by appropriate science elements (pharmaceutical sciences) and appropriate professional practice skills (pharmacy practice and patient care).

Information for Canadian applicants - please refer to course details in Ulster prospectus.

The MPharm programme offers a modern, innovative, and integrated Masters degree level education in Pharmacy that meets the standards of the University and the requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI). The MPharm programme will provide students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and appropriate training required for them to be responsible for the manufacture, safe, legal and professional control, distribution and use of medicinal products. This programme also incorporates detailed studies of all aspects of drug action, design, formulation and use.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,530
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coleraine

Department:

Coleraine Campus

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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.

91%
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

94%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
3%
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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
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.

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