Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

If you would like to discuss your options further don’t hesitate to contact our Enquiry team on 0116 250 60 70 or email [email protected]. The initial year of this course is taught by DMUIC, which occupies a single, specially-designed site in the heart of the DMU campus. As a DMUIC student, you will have full access to all the university’s facilities including the library, gym, bookshop, cafes and computer labs. During this year, you will be taught in small class sizes by experienced tutors, receiving excellent academic teaching and superb support to ensure that you get all the help you need to succeed and progress to the Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) degree. With a history of more than 100 years of pharmacy teaching experience, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other health and social care experts. You will be taught by experienced tutors, receiving excellent academic teaching and support to ensure that you get all the help you need to succeed. The first year of this full-time, five-year course is ideal if you want to become a pharmacist, but do not have the relevant grades to study pharmacy at degree level. You will be taught the core skills in chemistry, biology, mathematics, IT and communication, providing you with the key requirements needed to study Pharmacy at DMU. Once you have successfully completed the year zero stage of your degree at DMUIC and have met the criteria for continuation, you will continue studying directly with the university on our Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) degree - a course which has been accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Key features

  • Direct progression on to the professionally accredited Pharmacy MPharm(Hons) programme at DMU following successful completion of the Year Zero programme.
  • You will study a range of topics including human biology, cell biology, chemistry and biochemistry and their relevance to health and life sciences in the wider context, as well as communication skills.’ DMU has a history of more than 100 years of pharmacy teaching experience and provides the opportunity to work collaboratively with other future health and social care experts.
  • Learn from experienced tutors, who combine academic teaching excellence with high levels of support to help you succeed.
  • Our MPharm graduates have progressed on to rewarding and stimulating careers in all sectors of pharmacy, including major employers in community pharmacy, the NHS, primary care settings and the pharmaceutical industry.


Year Zero module titles Human Biology Basic Microbiology for Biomedical Science Introduction to Psychology Study Skills 1, Introduction to DMU Study Skills 2, Information Technology & Numeracy Study Skills 3, Communication Skills Functions of Cells & Tissues Chemistry 1 Chemistry 2 Introductory Biochemistry 1st year module titles PHAR1701 Preparing for Practice (1) - Professional Portfolio PHAR1702 People and Medicines (1) - Introduction to Pharmacy PHAR1703 People and Medicines (2) - Gastrointestinal/Nutrition 2nd year module titles PHAR2701 Preparing for Practice (2) - Professional Portfolio PHAR2702 Pharmacotherapy (1) - Infection/Inflammation PHAR2703 Pharmacotherapy (2) - Cardiovascular/Respiratory 3rd year module titles PHAR3701 Preparing for Practice (3) - Professional Portfolio PHAR3702 Advanced Therapeutics (1) - Personalised Healthcare PHAR3703 Advanced Therapeutics (2) - CNS/Endocrine 4th year module titles PHAR4701 Preparing for Practice (4) - Professional Portfolio PHAR4702 Professional Clinician (1) - Skills for Advanced Practice PHAR4703 Professional Clinician (2) - Integrated Patient Care

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Partner College DMUIC
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition to the academic requirements, you are required to meet and fulfil the following non-academic requirements; - Self-declaration form clearance. Please note, we do not normally accept applicants who have previously enrolled on a Pharmacy MPharm degree or a science foundation degree/ year zero in the UK.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


All applicants will be invited to attend a selection event


As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil the non-academic requirement which is stated below: • Self-Declaration Form clearance

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5, with no element at lower than 6.0, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Pharmacy at De Montfort University - UCAS