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De Montfort University

MPharm with Year Zero

UCAS Code: B231

Master of Pharmacy (with Honours) - MPharm (H)

Entry requirements


Pass Access to Science HE diploma with equivalent to 112 tariff points, to include 15 level three chemistry or biology credits at merit (applicants with 15 level three credits in chemistry and biology are not eligible for this conversion course and should apply for the MPharm 4 year course). English Language and Maths GCSEs required as separate qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science (applicants with chemistry A2 and BTEC National Diploma – Applied Science are not eligible for this conversion course and should apply for the MPharm 4 year course)

UCAS Tariff

112

- From at least 3 A Levels, to include a grade E or above in Biology or Chemistry (applicants with both chemistry and another science A2 are not eligible for this conversion course and should apply for the MPharm 4 year course) - GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English Language (or IELTS 6.5, with no element at lower than 6.0, or equivalent)

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Pharmacy

Get the perfect start to your degree at DMU with a Year Zero (YZ) in Pharmacy. Students who successfully complete the year zero programme will continue to the first year of study on the Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) degree programme at DMU.

This full-time, one year course is ideal if you want to become a pharmacist, but do not have the relevant subject to study Pharmacy (MPharm) at degree level. This course gives you the core skills in chemistry, biology, mathematics, IT and communication required to study pharmacy at DMU at an undergraduate level.

You will be taught in small class sizes by experienced tutors, receiving excellent academic teaching and superb support to ensure that you get all the help you need to succeed.

MPharm with Year Zero will give you an excellent start to your undergraduate or postgraduate studies at DMU in a friendly and supportive learning environment. Once you have successfully completed the year zero stage of your degree and have met the criteria for continuation, you will continue studying directly with the university for your remaining years on our MPharm degree scheme.

This programme provides progression for Home Students to the MPharm which is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council to ensure it delivers the highest possible standards and meet the required standards for education and training in a rapidly changing profession.

Our MPharm degree programme is fully integrated and is organised around therapeutic themes, with a focus on evidence-based medicine from the outset of the programme. We will help you develop the practical and professional skills of a pharmacist, with a grounding in both science and practice that will enable you to make informed decisions as a future pharmacist. This means that as a graduate you leave us with a degree that prepares you for employability in all areas of pharmacy – community, hospital, primary care or industry.

At the end of your MPharm degree, in order to register as a pharmacist, you will have to successfully complete one year of postgraduate training and pass the GPhC registration assessment.

The Leicester School of Pharmacy have dedicated support days to help you prepare for your assessment, even after you have graduated.

Reasons to study the Pharmacy YZ at DMU:

- You will normally be taught in classes of 18 students (maximum). This is much smaller than normal university lectures, which means that you will receive the individual support and attention you need.

- You will have full access to all the university’s facilities including the library, gym, bookshop, cafes and computer labs.

*Programme Specific Regulations:

If your continuation route is MPharm, you must achieve 65% in both LIPCF025 Chemistry 1 and LIPCF026 Chemistry 2, and an overall average of 60% for the YZ. The number of formal reassessment opportunities on this programme is restricted to 2 per module.

Please note, we do not normally accept applicants who have previously enrolled on a Pharmacy MPharm degree or a science foundation degree/ year zero in the UK.

Modules

Year Zero module titles
Human Biology
Basic Microbiology for Biomedical Science
Introduction to Psychology
Study Skills 1, Introduction to DMU
Study Skills 2, Information Technology & Numeracy
Study Skills 3, Communication Skills
Functions of Cells & Tissues
Chemistry 1
Chemistry 2
Introductory Biochemistry

1st year module titles
PHAR1701 Preparing for Practice (1) - Professional Portfolio
PHAR1702 People and Medicines (1) - Introduction to Pharmacy
PHAR1703 People and Medicines (2) - Gastrointestinal/Nutrition

2nd year module titles
PHAR2701 Preparing for Practice (2) - Professional Portfolio
PHAR2702 Pharmacotherapy (1) - Infection/Inflammation
PHAR2703 Pharmacotherapy (2) - Cardiovascular/Respiratory

3rd year module titles
PHAR3701 Preparing for Practice (3) - Professional Portfolio
PHAR3702 Advanced Therapeutics (1) - Personalised Healthcare
PHAR3703 Advanced Therapeutics (2) - CNS/Endocrine

4th year module titles
PHAR4701 Preparing for Practice (4) - Professional Portfolio
PHAR4702 Professional Clinician (1) - Skills for Advanced Practice
PHAR4703 Professional Clinician (2) - Integrated Patient Care

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
high
Pharmacy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacy

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 a degree that tends to lead to jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and outcomes are improving again after a difficult time in the last few years. 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, unemployment rates are below 1% and 95% of pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly in retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses - employment rates have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pharmacy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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