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Pharmacy University of Strathclyde Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Understand the science behind drug discovery, development and delivery and how patients react to the medicines they take.

Why Pharmacy at Strathclyde?
Ranked number 1 in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2019.
Combine fundamental science with practical experience of working with patients and health professionals in community and hospital placements from the outset.
Benefit from our strong links with the pharmaceutical industry sectors and Schools of Pharmacy internationally.
Learn from professional pharmacy practitioners.
Enter Year 2 of the five-year Integrated Masters programme.
Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Your Career
Once registered with the GPhC, pharmacy graduates enjoy good employment prospects with attractive starting salaries. The majority are employed in either community or hospital pharmacies.

Other graduates may also pursue a career in medical writing, clinical drug trials, or medical sales while some pursue research and academic careers to educate and inspire the next generation of pharmacists.

Recent graduate job titles include:
Assistant Scientist
Pharmacist
Rotational Pharmacist
Trainee Pharmacist

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B230
Institution code S78
Campus name University of Strathclyde
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - AAB Chemistry, Biology and an additional subject with Maths or Physics preferred; if not Maths at A Level, GCSE Maths 8/A or 6/B; GCSE English Language 6/B; a pass in A Level Chemistry practical is required, where offered.
Scottish Higher AAAB Chemistry A, Biology A, Maths B, English B.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Chemistry HL7, Biology HL6, another subject at HL6 (Maths SL6, English SL6, required if not studied at HL) included in overall total of not less than 36 at first attempt.
Scottish Advanced Higher BB Chemistry B and/or Biology; Physics and Maths can be considered.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £19,750 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/. For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.

Provider information

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University of Strathclyde
McCance Building
16 Richmond Street
Glasgow
G1 1XQ


Course contact details

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Pharmacy - UG

0141 548 3749