The four year Pharmacy degree programme (MPharm) has been developed to give you a thorough understanding and advanced knowledge of pharmacy theory and practice. The MPharm programme includes the study of science and healthcare. The aims of the course are to provide you with the relevant scientific knowledge and skills to be a pharmacist. You will develop an understanding of normal and abnormal bodily functions and be able to apply your knowledge to the treatment of patients. You will learn about the role of the pharmacist in healthcare and in the pharmaceutical industry and develop interpersonal skills such as communication, application of information technology and group working within the context of the profession. Pharmacists are experts in medicines and a trusted source of health advice and treatment. They are the most accessible of the health professionals. The role of pharmacists in the provision of healthcare is developing in new ways to support patients with their medicines through medicine management schemes and non-medical prescribing. Pharmacists are involved in the drug design, development and formulation of medicine.
You will undertake your studies both on campus within lecture theatres and new modern laboratories, as well as on clinical placements. A variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical classes and problem based learning will be used in components of the course, supported by computer-assisted learning and self-directed study. You will be regularly assessed throughout the four years by examinations, coursework and project work. Within your final year you will undertake a Research Project in an area which interests you. For a full list of modules go to: go.herts.ac.uk/B230
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Pharmaceutical Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|For students whose first language is not English, IELTS score of 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in any band or will be required.
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Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.