Pharmacy (Plymouth University campus) at University of Bath - UCAS

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Pharmacy, MPharm (Hons), delivered at the University of Plymouth Study our highly-ranked pharmacy course at the University of Plymouth, in preparation for a role at the forefront of modern healthcare. As experts in medicine design and use, pharmacists play a critical role in improving patient health. Our MPharm pharmacy course, delivered at the University of Plymouth, combines classroom learning, campus based simulations and placements in real healthcare settings across the South West. The combination gives you a full understanding of pharmacy within community, General Practice (GP) and hospital settings, and will help prepare you for a career in your preferred area. By studying human physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry alongside clinical topics, 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. Our partnership with the University of Plymouth As a student in Plymouth, you will study the same course content as those studying Pharmacy in Bath, gaining a unique knowledge of the scientific development and clinical use of medicines, and preparing you for a career as a pharmacist. You’ll be taught by Plymouth-based University of Bath academic and practice staff, and after four years of living and learning in Plymouth, you’ll graduate with a University of Bath degree. This new course provides the opportunity to live and study in the vibrant and unique surroundings of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. The University of Plymouth is conveniently located near Derriford Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in Devon and Cornwall, and a wealth of healthcare providers across the South West, there are plenty of opportunities for placements nearby. Benefit from specialist facilities Studying the MPharm at the University of Plymouth, you will be based in brand-new, purpose-built facilities at the heart of campus. Plymouth is home to over 4,500 health and social care students in the Faculty of Health. The new pharmacy facilities are currently in construction on the ground floor of the Nancy Astor Building and will be open ahead of the course starting in September 2024. They'll include practice-based and clinical teaching spaces, such as consultation rooms and simulation equipment. 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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Health checks


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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit:
Pharmacy (Plymouth University campus) at University of Bath - UCAS