Pharmacists are at the front-line of the modern healthcare system. Experts in medicines design and use, they play a critical role in improving patient health. The content and structure of this course will reflect the revised standards for pharmacists training set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) from October 2023. This includes increased placement time and a focus on developing prescribing skills. You’ll gain a unique knowledge of both the scientific development and clinical use of medicines, equipping you with the skills for a rewarding career in pharmacy or pharmaceutical research. By studying human biology and disease, pharmaceutical chemistry and physical sciences you’ll learn about the causes and progression of medical conditions and how drugs exert their effects. You'll also learn about the appropriate prescribing, supply and administration of medications and the principles of disease progression and medicines optimisation. Benefit from specialist facilities If you’re studying the MPharm at the University of Bath, you will have access to our specially designed Pharmacy Practice and simulation suites. As well as developing your consultation skills through role-playing exercises with staff and professional actors, you’ll get to put your knowledge to the test using SimMan 3G, an advanced robotic patient simulator used to emulate real-world scenarios. Put your learning into practice As a highly patient focussed profession, we put great emphasis on regular patient contact and clinical placements. Starting from year one, you’ll benefit from our excellent connections on placements with major teaching hospitals, community pharmacies and GP practices. You will undertake Clinical Learning in Practice (CLIP) and clinical placements and these increase in volume as you progress through the course. You'll also have inter-professional sessions with medical, nursing and dental students to build confidence in your professional practice role. Get ready for your future career As a graduate of one of the top schools of pharmacy in the UK, you’ll be well-equipped for a rewarding career in pharmacy or pharmaceutical research. Our students are well prepared for and consistently perform well in the national NHS Oriel recruitment process for their Foundation Year place. Our graduates also consistently achieve high pass rates in the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Foundation Training assessment. In 2022, our students had a 99% pass rate in the GPhC pre-registration assessment, the highest pass rate in the UK. To become a practising pharmacist you will need to undertake a foundation year in practice and we will support you in finding the right training place for you.
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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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
GCSE requirements: GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category B) You do not need the required grade in Mathematics if you study a higher level qualification in Mathematics or Statistics (such as an A level, AS level or a Core Mathematics qualification).
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check during your first semester of study on this course. If the results of this check show that you have a criminal conviction, caution, reprimand or warning which is deemed unacceptable under the General Pharmaceutical Councils (GPhC) Fitness to Practice policy then you will be required to withdraw from your course.
As a requirement of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), you will be interviewed as part of the selection process. If you are applying from outside the UK we will make arrangements to interview you remotely. You will be required at interview to complete a Fitness to Practice self-declaration form as part of the interview process. This form includes a medical declaration, which allows you to provide us with a written declaration of any medical conditions or disabilities you may have.
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