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De Montfort University

Pharmacy (4 years)

UCAS Code: B230
Master of Pharmacy (with Honours) - MPharm (H) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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128 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of 3 A2 subject and must include passes at grade B or better in Chemistry and one other Science from : Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology. The third subject may be in a non-Science subject.

Scottish Highers
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128 points from three Advanced Higher qualifications. Must include Chemistry and a second Science at grade B or above. from : Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology.

BTEC Diploma
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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science and applicants must also hold an A level in Chemistry at grade B or better.

UCAS tariff points

Must be from a maximum of 3 A2 subject or equivalent and must include passes at grade B or better or equivalent in Chemistry and one other Science from : Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology. The third subject may be in a non-Science subject.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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


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


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

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) at De Montfort University has an established reputation of more than 100 years teaching and we provide professional training in Leicester with strong links within the profession and with employers in all sector. The course is professionally accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC,) ensuring it meets the Council’s standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists. The course is designed to produce graduates with a standard of scientific knowledge, interpersonal skills and the professional outlook necessary to embark on a career in any branch of the profession. Integrated work placements across all four years of the course, including our brand new GP practice placements, as well as opportunities in community and hospital pharmacy give you the chance to put theory into practice and develop the skills sought after by graduate employers. As a result 98% of our pharmacy graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within six months of graduating (DLHE 2014/15). To find out more please visit dmu.ac.uk/pharmacy


YEAR ONE: Professional and Scientific Skills 1; Fundamental Cell Biology and Physiology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Fundamentals of Medicine Design; Foundation Skills in Pharmacy Practice. YEAR TWO: Professional and Scientific Skills 2; Principles of Physiology and Pharmacology; The Central Nervous System, Endocrinology and Immunity; Medicine Development and Manufacture; Law, Ethics and Practice. YEAR THREE: The Pharmacist as a Practitioner; Professional and Scientific Skills 3; Pharmacotherapy: from Person to Population; Inflammation, Cancer and Infection; Drug Discovery and Delivery; Skills for Practice. YEAR FOUR: Professional and Scientific Skills 4; Evidence Based Medicine; Public Health and Patient Safety; Project; Elective Module.

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
324 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are health professionals


Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


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 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.
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