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Course summary

By studying the professionally-accredited undergraduate Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) at Liverpool John Moores University you will enjoy innovative and high quality pharmacy teaching, plus opportunities to complete placements in community, hospital and primary care settings, inter-professional learning, patient/public engagement and practice simulations. The MPharm Pharmacy programme offers you the opportunity to develop as a key healthcare practitioner with an advanced understanding of the science-basis for practice, leading you to become an 'expert in medicines'. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values necessary for individuals to work in partnership with patients and other healthcare professionals in order to provide accessible, compassionate and integrated person-centred care with a focus on enhancing patient outcomes.

  • Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Taught by one of the oldest and well-established schools of pharmacy in the world
  • Excellent links and work placement opportunities with leading local hospitals, community pharmacies and primary care teams
  • Strong focus on the application of science to clinical practice
  • Work placements, student-patient engagement and inter-professional learning from Year 1
  • Strong support for students personal and professional development to help achieve their full potential
  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more


Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of different assessment methods. For example, coursework could be in the form of a pharmaceutical care plan for a fictional patient, development of a medicines formulary, preparation and delivery of a research seminar or a viva voce examination to assess your awareness and understanding of your own practice. We pride ourselves on developing our students by ensuring we equip you with the knowledge and skills base required in your journey to become competent professional pharmacists. As such, we include assessments to ensure you meet the minimum expectations for competence in various skills at each level of study. You will have to carry out clinical examinations of patients and take practical exams to ensure that you can perform the core duties of a pharmacist under UK law and meeting the expectations and Professional Standards of the General Pharmaceutical Council. Over the course of the programme, exams range from multiple-choice or short answer questions to longer analytical essays or discussions of therapeutic strategies in a clinical scenario.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Applicants with a firm offer will be required to complete an online Occupational Health assessment to ensure they are fit for practice.


Successful applicants will be invited to attend an online interview.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who meet the entry requirements must complete an online assessment. Successful candidates will then be invited to interview.

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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 £16100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval. The International fees quoted are for 2023 entry and may be subject to increase for 2024 entry.

Sponsorship information

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