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About This Course
Develop your clinical skills and study the underpinning science of medicines and health at one of the UK’s leading Pharmacy Schools.
Our Pharmacy degree is designed to help you develop as both a scientist and a practitioner, with embedded practical and experiential learning throughout to optimise your development. You will get to work with patients, developing your clinical skills to maximise your employability after graduation.
Our innovative teaching methods include problem- and team-based learning and practical assessments. You will also benefit from studying alongside students from the other medical, healthcare and nursing professions, working closely with other disciplines, just as you will in your career.
All of the above will prepare you for a role that often commands a competitive salary and has excellent career prospects.
Our MPharm degree programme has a global reputation for exceptional, innovative teaching, backed by world-class research. You will 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. This means that you will benefit from extensive real-world training, and start to build your own professional portfolio before you have even graduated.
With support from our friendly staff, who are leading researchers and practitioners, you will enhance your knowledge of chemistry and biology, and learn how to apply it to drug design, drug delivery and pharmacology, in order to optimise patient care. Our course covers everything needed to become an outstanding person-centred practitioner, and includes the following topics:
• Communication and consultation skills
• Disease causes, prevention and treatments
• Drug design and discovery
• Medicines optimisation
• Precision medicine
• Professionalism and ethics
• Reflective practice
As well as exceptional training in the core requirements, you will cover a broad range of subjects integrating healthcare and science, enabling you to identify and specialise in the areas you find most interesting. You will also 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. The course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
This course is intended for UK and EU students who wish to later register as a Pharmacist in the UK following a 12-month period of pre-registration training undertaken after graduation. If you wish to register as a pharmacist overseas we recommend you check this course is acceptable for this purpose in that country.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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
|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 Applied Science or Applied Science (Medical Science). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services, BTEC Business Administration and BTEC Forensic Science.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|including 12 credits of Chemistry and 12 credits of a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Subject to passing the UEA Chemistry Test.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||including grade A in Chemistry and a second Science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||including Higher Level 5 in Chemistry and a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BCC||including Chemistry and a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B
This is an interviewing course.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|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
|International||£20,200 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.