Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) (http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/), our Pharmacy MPharm degree is designed to offer a varied learning experience while giving you the chance to gain a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences. So by studying with us:
- 92.19% of responders to the National Student Survey 2022 agreed that they had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course.
- You’ll be able to combine the theory of science with developing and applying the practical and professional skills you’ll need to launch your career.
- You’ll be focusing firmly on medicines and patients and have the chance to get to grips with all aspects of the industry, from understanding the development and design of drugs to investigating the role of pharmacists in society.
- You’ll be able to work in our formulation laboratory where medicines are made.
- Beyond the lab, we also help you build your understanding of how the work you do will have a real impact on people.
- By working with prescriptions and thinking about patients right from the start, you’ll be able to focus on the end goal of your studies and prepare for scenarios you’re likely to come across as you take your first steps as a healthcare professional.
Year 1 Core modules: Pharmacy Practice 1 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1 Human Physiology and Pathology Formulation and Compounding of Medicines Scientific Basis of Drug Action Year 2 Core modules: Formulation and Pharmaceutics Pharmacy Practice 2 Medical Pharmacology Drug Synthesis Metabolism and Analysis Pharmaceutical Microbiology Year 3 Core modules: Molecular Pharmacology Research Methods and Skills Pharmacy Practice 3 Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Analysis Final year Core modules: Pharmacy Practice 4 Applied Therapeutics - Living with Medicines Drug Design and Development Precision Medicine
Your progress will be assessed in written exams, essays, short tests, portfolios, and oral presentations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Pharmaceutical Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
DDD in RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (assessed by written examinations and coursework) with a minimum of four Chemistry or Biology units at Distinction. DDD in QCF BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (assessed by coursework) with a minimum of four Chemistry or Biology units at Distinction. Applicants taking this BTEC Qualification must also achieve a grade B in A level Chemistry or Biology. Applicants are invited to participate in an online test. Successful applicants are then invited to an online interview with an academic member of staff. Read our guidance for more information - (https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/interviews/#!/?modal=phar) If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - (https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/undergraduate/science-extended-degree-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree/) Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. If you are reapplying to Pharmacy then please contact the Admissions Tutor to discuss. If you have any health concerns that may affect your ability to be a pharmacist then you should read the national minimum standards - (https://heops.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2019/09/1521730902HEOPS_Pharmacy_Students_fitness_standards_2013_v5.pdf). Please contact the Admissions Tutor for any further advice. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check takes place as part of enrolment, this is a compulsory requirement for entry onto this course. As part of this check you are required to have your identification documents verified by the Post Office. There is a charge for this, payable at the point of verification at the Post Office, which you are required to pay (usually around £10). The University will pay for the full DBS check, you are not required to pay for this. Relevant offences disclosed by the DBS will be taken into account regarding your suitability to undertake this course. Once your place is confirmed, you will be required to complete a health check questionnaire. If you have not completed courses of all relevant vaccinations you will be advised to do so. Occasionally these may be chargeable by your doctor. If there are any further medical reports required you may incur additional costs. Please note that placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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