University of East Anglia UEA

Pharmacy University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our MPharm degree programme has a global reputation for exceptional, innovative teaching, backed by world-class research. You’ll focus on practical experience in the lab and clinical settings, and cultivate professional skills on placements from the very beginning of this four-year course. So you’ll benefit from extensive real-world training, and start to build your own professional portfolio before you’ve even graduated.

With support from leading researchers and practitioners, you’ll hone your knowledge of chemistry and biology, and learn how to apply it to drug design, drug delivery and pharmacology to ultimately optimise patient care.

As well as exceptional training in the core requirements, you’ll cover a broad range of subjects integrating healthcare and science, enabling you to identify and specialise in the areas you find most interesting. And you’ll have opportunities to establish links with organisations where you might hope to secure future employment.

Whatever your focus, your course will reflect the most up-to-date developments in pharmaceutical science and the most recent advances in clinical practice and is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

This course is intended for UK and EU students that wish to later register as a Pharmacist in the UK. If you wish to register overseas we recommend you check this course is acceptable for this purpose in that country.

Course Structure
Our Pharmacy degree is designed to help you develop as both a scientist and a practitioner, giving you as much hands-on experience through practical and experiential learning as possible. You’ll get to work with real patients, developing your communication skills and maximising the benefits of every prescription. And you’ll be taught about clinical and pharmaceutical management.

Our course covers topics in an integrated way, focused on different diseases. Its carefully structured programme includes a number of compulsory topics on essential pharmaceutical theory and methodology. During your four years you will cover areas including:

  • Life sciences chemistry

  • Cells, physiology and pharmacology

  • Pharmaceutics and dosage form design

  • Drug design and mechanisms of drug actions

  • Neurology

  • Endocrinology

  • Immunology

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Renal disease

  • Gastrointestinal disease

  • Infectious diseases

In your final year you’ll bring together everything you’ve learnt and apply it to complex patient situations. You’ll focus on the two pharmaceutical subjects that best reflect your strengths and interests. Then, under the supervision of an academic working at the cutting-edge of pharmaceutical science or practice, you’ll complete your final year project either in the UK or abroad at one of our European partner organisations.

A few examples of the areas your research could focus on:

  • Novel drug delivery systems

  • Understanding the cellular response to drug molecules

  • Synthesis of molecules as potential new drugs

  • Evaluation of Pharmacy services in hospitals

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

Course details


In Year 1, you will cover the foundations of pharmacy, undertaking modules such as Life Sciences Chemistry and Foundations in Pharmacy Practice. In your second year, you will engage in more complex topics such as Neurophysiology, Synaptic Pharmacology and Endocrinology. In Year 3, you will develop your pharmaceutical and clinical knowledge undertaking modules such as optimising Patient Care through Pharmacy and Evidence-Based Care of Cardiovascular and Renal Disease. In your final year, you will be able to use the previously learned knowledge in complex situations for the benefit of patients. Modules include Pharmaceuticals Research Project and Clinical Therapeutics of the Central Nervous System.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 E14
Campus name Main Site
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 ABB Including Chemistry and a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered where A-level Chemistry is taken - please contact us.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Science pathway with 12 credits of Chemistry and 12 credits of a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Applicants with Access qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the Summer.
Scottish Higher AAABB including grade A in Chemistry and grade A in a second Science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Including HL 5 in Chemistry and HL 5 in a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Advanced Higher BCC Including Chemistry and a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4/C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5/B

This is an interviewing course.

We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park

Course contact details

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01603 591515