University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The General Pharmaceutical Council

Pharmacy with Integrated Foundation Training MPharm

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Course summary

Start your pharmacy career with a world top 10 school two years in a row*. Our teaching, learning materials and student support back this incredible ranking. Current students have co-designed our teaching to shape the future of your lessons. We integrate professional practice, drug prescribing and patient skills across therapeutic themes. Learn how to assess, speak and treat a patient (with actors). Role-play how to speak to different professionals in our very own Simulated Clinical Suite. It's located in the local hospital, the Queen's Medical Centre. Gain clinical interaction experience through placements in the community, GP and hospital pharmacies. You will develop your skills to advise patients and healthcare professionals on the safe and effective use of medicines. You will run your own simulated pharmacy. This will be in a fully immersive commercial and patient-centred clinical environment. Practise patient counselling, drug dispensing and medicine prescribing. You have the opportunity to fly to multiple places like Malaysia, Canada and Australia for your study abroad and research project. MPharm student Nora went to our Malaysia campus. "There was nicer weather. It was quite diverse. Different cultures to see around you, and different forms of treatments." We will prepare you for the new one year Foundation Training employment. You will need to complete this following graduation to become a registered Pharmacist.

  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 and 2022.


Teaching blocks (modules): Year one is split into two semesters, autumn and spring. Within each semester you will have a variety of teaching blocks (previously known as modules). In semester one you will explore the foundation science and professionalism that underpin pharmacy. There will be a combination of teaching, placement and assessments. They all interlink to help get the most out of a simulated patient environment as a pharmacist. This semester also supports your transition to living and studying university. You will be introduced to our integrated drug, medicine and patient (DMP) teaching blocks in semester two. There will be two core blocks of teaching combined with a variety of hospital-themed placements with a group presentation and a write-up task structured into your timetable. You will have exams in January and May. Year two follows them same structure as year one. The DMP teaching blocks continue to develop your integrated knowledge and understanding of how medicines work and their safe and effective use. Your professional skills and competencies will continue to develop through training in dispensing, law, ethics and pharmaceutical calculations. Throughout year two you will take part in a variety of hospital and community placements. These visits are structured into your timetable. In year three you will continue with the DMP themes, development of your professional skills and competencies and placement visits. There will be three core blocks of teaching. There will be a business group task and a medicine-based assessment. Semester two will be your Research Project and Prescribing teaching. There will be a mix of group and report assessments. Throughout year three you will attend a variety of placements like in a care home/hospice. The final year prepares you for the foundation training year. You will have DMP teaching blocks on the latest developments in drug discovery and future medicines. You will run a simulated pharmacy and be challenged with simulated patients allowing you to demonstrate your integrated knowledge, and professional and clinical skills. You will attend a variety of hospital, GP and community placements. After passing everything, you will graduate at the end of year four.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 80% overall including 8.5 and 8.0 from Chemistry and Mathematics in any order. Biology or Physics can be considered if the equivalent of GCSE Maths grade A is already achieved. GCSE requirements - English grade B (numeric grade 5), Mathematics grade B (numeric grade 5)

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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