Pharmacy at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Pharmacy is a rewarding career, especially for those who enjoy helping other people maintain their health and wellness. A Pharmacy MPharm degree can kickstart your educational journey to becoming a pharmacist. You’ll gain a solid understanding of chemistry and other organic sciences, medicines and drug development, medical pharmacology, and human physiology and pathology. Your on-campus knowledge will also be supplemented with practical pharmaceutical experience. Following graduated, you’ll be well prepared to enter foundation-year training, leading to registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), aiding your journey to becoming a qualified pharmacist in the UK. This course prepares you for other pharmacy-related careers, in drug discovery, clinical trials, research and teaching, and medical sales and marketing. Why Study Pharmacy MPharm at the University of Huddersfield? Accredited by the GPhC, this course aims to give you a strong foundational knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Your studies will take place in our purpose-built formulation laboratory and pharmacy practice suite, where you can put theory to practice and build up your practical pharmacy skills. You’ll have the chance to develop your research skills in the third year of the course. By your final year, you’ll take modules to help prepare you to make the transition into becoming a registered pharmacist following your foundation year training. You’ll be taught by subject experts and practising pharmacists. The University’s excellent local links with the health service mean you will be up to date on the latest pharmacy developments, and you’ll also be able to work with many other members of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team. Mandatory work placements – in a range of healthcare settings off campus – will also enhance your pharmacy education and build your confidence as a budding pharmacist. Not quite ready to start on the Pharmacy MPharm degree? Successful completion of our Science Extended Degree will equip you with the foundational knowledge to prepare you for the Pharmacy MPharm course, with modules in biology, chemistry, maths and physics, scientific investigations and science skills. Professional Bodies This course is fully accredited by the GPhC, meaning your coursework will help equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a potentially rewarding career as a pharmacist. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


The course consists of core modules and compulsory work placements in various healthcare settings in the Huddersfield area. In the first year, your core modules include: • Pharmacy Practice 1 • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1 • Human Physiology and Pathology • Formulation and Compounding of Medicines • Scientific Basis of Drug Action. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Assessment will be made via written exams, essays, short tests, portfolios, and oral presentations. Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Pharmaceutical Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 either a face to face interview or an online interview. Read our guidance for more information - (!/?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) - ( 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 - ( 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.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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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

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
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Pharmacy at University of Huddersfield - UCAS