Pharmacy at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

Pharmacists are experts in medicine and responsible for the safe and effective supply of medicines to patients and the public. and for giving advice on how to take prescribed drugs, including monitoring requirements or potential side effects. They also play an important clinical role in the care of patients, including prescribing medicines. As prescribers, pharmacists are required to use diagnostic skills alongside their clinical expertise to deliver high quality, person-centred care. Pharmacists have an important role to play as part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team, liaising closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure the safe and effective care of patients. Working in a variety of healthcare settings, pharmacists need to demonstrate excellent consultation and communication skills every day to ensure patients use their medicines safely. Through continued interprofessional collaboration between staff and students from a variety of professions, the utilisation of innovative learning technologies and extensive, diverse patient-focused placements, the programme will prepare students to apply their expertise in medicines and to work in multiple roles to support the safe and effective use of medicines. With over 100 years of experience, the Leicester School of Pharmacy will help provide you with the practical and professional skills needed to work as a pharmacist. With pharmacy being the third largest healthcare profession, and an integral part of health provision in the UK, your career opportunities are extensive and varied. Key features

  • Integrated, experiential placements across all four years of the course in the community, GP and hospital setting, providing the opportunity to demonstrate core consultation and prescribing skills under supervision.
  • Learn in our dedicated teaching spaces including our new purpose-built practice and simulation suites as well as our industry standard laboratories.
Collaborative learning with other future health and social care students and practitioners through our established Inter-Professional Education (IPE) programme.
  • Learning alongside experts in research, allowing students to see how our award-winning, real-world research projects such as work to support uniform washing for healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic and dried blood-spot analysis make a difference to patient care.
  • Our students have gained international experience related to their studies through our DMU Global programme. Pharmacy students have visited Dubai and New York to understand the healthcare provision provided by pharmacists outside of the UK and learned about the medicinal uses of hemp and cannabis on a trip to Amsterdam.
  • Our graduates gain rewarding and stimulating careers in all pharmacy sectors – DMU students have gone on to work for major employers in primary and secondary care settings, and primary care networks, as well as roles within global pharmaceutical companies.


YEAR ONE: Introduction to Pharmacy and the Patient – Professional Portfolio Integrated Science for Pharmacy The Patient: Sensory and Topical Body Systems Quality medicines: Design, Development and Analysis The Patient: Internal body systems SECOND YEAR: Introduction to co-morbidities and person centred-care – Professional portfolio The immune response: Infection and inflammation Introduction to cardiovascular disease and respiratory systems Infectious and inflammatory conditions and their management Ischaemic cardiovascular disease, hepatic and renal THIRD YEAR: Personalised medicines and the complex patient - Professional portfolio The patient: The Central Nervous System Biomarkers and biopharmaceuticals The patient: The endocrine system Precision medicine and cancer therapy FOURTH YEAR: Future pharmacist: Healthcare professional and expert in medicines – Professional portfolio Future pharmacist: Research skills for the pharmacist The patient: Advanced clinical consultation skills (prescribing) Future pharmacist: Leadership and management skills and behaviours The patient: Advanced clinical skills, expert in practise (prescribing)

Assessment method

Teaching methods include: lectures, tutorials, laboratory and clinical work, problem solving workshops, group work and placement visits. You will have approximately 16 hours of taught sessions each week, supported by at least 20 hours of independent study. Assessment methods include: examinations and coursework, problem solving, critical assessment of pharmaceutical data and objective structured clinical examinations.

How to apply

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Leicester Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below: • Self-Declaration Form clearance • Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Numeracy, Science, Situational Judgement Tests and Interview. Numeracy test is 30 minutes without use of a calculator. Science, and Situational Judgement tests are 10-15 minute multiple choice questions. Interview is a 10-15 minute individual interview.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

For students registering in the 2024 academic year, the fees for this programme are yet to be confirmed. Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government. For Overseas students such reviews will be based on a market assessment and communicated to students at least 6-months before any programme commencing. Please visit the tuition fees pages of our website for further information:
Pharmacy at De Montfort University - UCAS