Pharmacy at Keele University - UCAS

Course summary

Pharmacists are clinical professionals working at the frontline of healthcare with expertise in the science of medicines. A career as a pharmacist goes beyond dispensing medicines and offers exciting career opportunities in primary care, secondary care, community pharmacies and within the global pharmaceutical industry. Why choose this course?

  • Top 10 in England for Pharmacy, (Guardian University League Table 2022) *among universities offering MPharm
  • Innovative and engaging teaching and learning experiences including KARE virtual patient programme.
  • Hands-on, course-linked placements in the community, hospital sectors, and other areas such as industry and primary care.
  • Top 20 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology, (Complete University Guide 2023)
  • Strong emphasis on employability skills and knowledge
Pharmacy Pharmacy at Keele enables you to develop the values and attitudes required of a pharmacist. Pharmacists play a key role in the different aspects of medicine design, development and delivery, ensuring the safe and appropriate supply and administration of medicines. How medicines treat medical conditions and discovering how the body works are just some of the features of our Pharmacy programme. Prescribing and clinical skills are a key component of the course alongside developing important communication skills so you can confidently engage with patients and work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will develop a solid foundation in areas such as biology and chemistry and build on these progressively throughout each academic year. You will explore key themes such as pharmacology where you will learn how drugs work within the body, and you'll also cover pharmaceutics where you will focus on formulating drugs in ways that can be administered to a patient. You will explore therapeutic areas which concentrate on medical conditions, how they are diagnosed and monitored and what treatments should be used to effectively manage them. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are taking alternative qualifications please contact the University Admissions Team for further advice to [email protected].

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates.

Health checks

A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an 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

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Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:
Pharmacy at Keele University - UCAS