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Course summary

The MPharm course at Wolverhampton aims to produce pharmacy graduates who are highly equipped to meet the needs of the profession, future employers and, most importantly, patients. The friendly and supportive environment in which you will study focuses on developing the right knowledge, skills and attributes to equip you on your learning journey. As you progress, you will become an independent learner who is adaptable, self-aware and inherently capable of developing the profession and going on to enjoy successful and rewarding career in your chosen area of pharmacy. The programme itself is highly clinical and patient-focused, benefiting from our extensive use of lecturers and practitioners who have experience of working in the various sectors of the profession. At Wolverhampton the traditional disciplines of science and practice which underpin pharmacy are taught as an integrated whole using a thematic approach. This is achieved by organising your study around, patient, medicine and professionally orientated themes which transcend the traditional pharmacy subject areas. Content is then revisited each year at increasing levels of complexity as you become more equipped to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills which you develop on your journey. We particularly emphasise: the clinical pharmacotherapeutic management of minor and major disease based on the underpinning actions, effects and properties of drugs the development and use of medicines from drug entities the development of interpersonal, writing and research skills needed to optimise medicines use and development the development of professionalism A major feature of the new Wolverhampton MPharm programme involves the introduction of innovative, contemporary learning approaches, including Team-based Learning and Case-based Learning. These are designed to maximise your engagement and satisfaction with the course and to support you in realising your full potential. Our learning methods will help you to apply acquired knowledge and skills to realistic pharmacy scenarios, enhance your critical thinking skills and enable you to work effectively in team environments. You will experience class time as “quality time” that is much more focused on interaction and feedback. What’s more, the important knowledge you will need at each stage will be committed to long-term memory making you better equipped to deal with exams and other assessments both here and when you leave us to enter the pre-registration stage of your training.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B231
Institution code:
W75
Campus name:
University of Wolverhampton
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our level 2 requirement is GCSE Mathematics and English Language at Grade C/5 + or equivalent. We offer our GCSE Equivalency Tests via https://www.wlv.ac.uk/apply/equivalency/gcse-equivalence-courses/ English language requirements for International applicants for MPharm require a minimum overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in any element. International entry requirements and application guidance can be found on our website. First Year (Level 4) of an appropriate degree with a minimum of 65% in all modules (note: not an overall average) Foundation Years may be considered if in the opinion of the Pharmacy Admissions Tutor the content is appropriate in scope, level and depth, subject to a minimum grade of 75% overall and 70% in all Chemistry modules.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Applicants must be immune to mumps, measles, German measles (rubella), chicken pox and tuberculosis or have been immunised as such to be accepted onto the course.

Interview

In addition to meeting our academic entry requirements, MPharm applicants may also be shortlisted to attend an interview. The interview has two components; a group activity which is centred around Situational Judgment Test (SJT) scenarios and the completion of a short numeracy assessment.

Other

Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check: Due to the professional nature of this course you are also required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should you accept an offer with us. There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured a Conditional offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton. Personal statements will be reviewed to ensure that successful applicants demonstrate appropriate values including compassion, empathy, honesty, respect and responsible conduct. Note: Due to the integrated nature of the programme no RPA will be permitted for entry on to the MPharm degree. As such it must be commenced from year 1 and each year must be passed in entirety before progression in to the next stage is permitted. International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply English language requirements also apply


English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants

https://www.wlv.ac.uk/english


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/apply/funding-costs-fees-and-support/fees-and-costs/ and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/making-an-application/international-fees/
Pharmacy at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS