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MPharm (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

61%

Subjects
  • Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
Student score
89% MED
% employed or in further study
98% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Chemistry at grade B and (Mathematics or Any Science subject).

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Chemistry at grade A and Biology at grade A and Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

Chemistry and (Mathematics or Any Science subject).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

6 points in Chemistry at Higher Level 6 points at Higher Level in one other science subject or Maths.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

61%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Cardiff University

Campus life

A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

29%
71%

Year 3

31%
68%
1%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
69%
12%
19%

Year 1

70%
5%
25%

Year 2

61%
18%
21%

Year 3

40%
17%
43%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 89% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
34% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
427 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.6k MED
Graduates who are health professionals

82%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

1%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services

1%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year – the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is in demand with the pharmaceutical and medical industries alike and there are some worries about whether the UK is producing enough graduates, though of late, unemployment rates have actually been a little high. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate – if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, although there have been some concerns expressed about whether opportunities have kept pace with a subject that has rapidly increased in popularity, unemployment rates are ultra-low and over 95% of working pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly as retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses; telling you that these are degrees in demand.
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