At the University of Bradford we've been teaching pharmacy since 1927, and are experts in preparing students for the world of clinical practice. Our innovative and award winning degree programme, delivered predominately by Team-Based Learning (TBL), has been designed by pharmacists, educators, students and employers to ensure that you will graduate not only with necessary knowledge and skills of a pharmacy graduate, but also with the confidence, communication, team-working, and problem-solving skills needed to secure employment. Our classes simulate the workplace and you will work in small teams to solve real-world problems, many of which are brought into the classroom from pharmacy practice by our team of pharmacist teacher-practitioners. Our unique 5-year MPharm programme has been running for over 45 years and will enable you to undertake your pre-registration training as part of the programme. This means you will leave us as a qualified pharmacist pending successful completion of the GPhC registration exam. We also offer a 4-year programme, where you will need to complete a 1-year pre-registration period after graduation. Whichever one you choose, you can be assured that our MPharm programmes have been specially designed so that you leave us fully prepared for contemporary pharmacy practice, and with the skills and confidence to succeed and achieve your full potential in your future employment. Whichever one you choose, you can be assured that our MPharm programmes have been specially designed so that you leave us fully prepared for contemporary pharmacy practice, and with the skills and confidence to succeed and achieve your full potential in your future employment. Placement Year We were the first UK University to offer the 5-year practice-integrated MPharm programme which allows you to qualify as a pharmacist when you leave university and we have run this course successfully for over 40 years. The 5-year programme embeds two separate six month periods of pre-registration experience within the course, and gives you the opportunity to experience two different aspects of pharmaceutical practice (usually hospital and community practice), thereby broadening your experience. Each six month placement is arranged and supervised by the School, and the two-placement structure brings you into contact with a wide range of patients, employers and healthcare professionals. Professional accreditation Entry to the profession of pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Both our MPharm programmes were accredited for the maximum period of six years by the GPhC in 2018. Rankings Pharmacy at the University of Bradford is ranked 7th in the UK out of 31 Schools of Pharmacy according to the Guardian University League Table 2022, and 11th when Pharmacy and Pharmacology are combined.
Year 1: Capability in Pharmacy 1 (core), Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 1 (Molecules to Systems) (core), Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 2 (Life cycle of a Medicine) (core), Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 3 (Promoting Health and Well-being) (core), Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 4 (Prescription Processing) (core) Year 2: Capability in Pharmacy 2 (core), Nutrition, Metabolism and Reproduction 1 (core), Senses, Thoughts and Movement 1 (core), Transport 1 (Cardiovascular, Urinary and Respiratory) (core) Year 3: Capability in Pharmacy 3 (core), Nutrition, Metabolism and Reproduction 2 (core), Senses, Thoughts and Movement 2 (core), Transport 2 (Cardiovascular, Urinary and Respiratory) (core) Year 4: Capability in Pharmacy 4 (core), Patient Centered Care (core), Student-Selected Component – Pharmacy Special Studies (core) Year 5: Pre-registration Placement (Year 5, Semester 2, 6 months)
Our award-winning Pharmacy programme has been designed by nationally acclaimed pharmacy educational experts with input from pharmacy employers, patients and our alumni. The programme is predominantly taught using an innovative and active learning method called Team-Based Learning (TBL). In TBL classes you will actively practice applying your knowledge to solve real-world pharmacy problems through team discussion and class debate facilitated by our expert academic staff. TBL develops your confidence, your problem-solving skills, and the communication and team skills necessary for employment in pharmacy.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers. Acceptance is also subject to completion of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Level 3 qualifications should complete them within a 3-year time frame to be eligible for entry onto this programme. Applicants must have recent science related study within the last 5 years. We cannot accept Level 2 equivalents in lieu of GCSEs for this course. Please note that where a Science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A-levels awarded from August 2017 onwards). The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether you meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English Language Requirement for International and EU applicants: The requirement for Pharmacy is IELTS 7.0 with no sub-test less than 6.0 (or equivalent). Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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