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Keele University

Pharmacy with Integrated Training Year

UCAS Code: B233

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

.To include A-level Biology or Chemistry. To exclude Critical Thinking, Dual Award Applied Science, General Studies. Mathematics and Further Mathematics are considered but not in combination. Media Studies is only considered in combination with Biology and Chemistry. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if taking A-level Biology or Chemistry (England).

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12

30 credits are required in Biology and/or Chemistry. Please contact School of Pharmacy for further advice, pharmacy@keele.ac.uk

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4) and Maths at grade B (or 5). IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each subtext) is accepted as equivalent to GCSE English at grade C. To be taken within the last 2 years prior to the start of the course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-34

To include Higher level Biology or Chemistry at 6 or above.

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

DDD

BTEC must be in Applied Science, including specific Science units. Please contact School of Pharmacy for further advice, pharmacy@keele.ac.uk

UCAS Tariff

128-136

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50%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Pharmacy

At Keele University, were different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because its more than green and lovely, its a place of research and academic excellence too. During this course, as well as innovative teaching practice and state-of-the-art facilities, you will gain invaluable work experience to prepare you for your future career. Integrated Masters awards are delivered through a programme that combines study at the level of a Bachelors degree with honours to study at Masters level. The 5 year MPharm (with Integrated Training Year) shares the same core topics of the four year MPharm course. The fourth year of the MPharm course is split across years four and five, to provide opportunity for the Integrated Training Year.Keele has excellent links with the local health service; dedicated teaching facilities; modern, well-equipped laboratories and analytical facilities; an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary teaching team; and a stimulating research environment. In common with all other UK Schools of Pharmacy, Keele requires external accreditation of its course by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The 4 Year MPharm programme achieved full accreditation in May 2010 and we were successfully reaccredited in December 2014. The 5 Year course for international students is largely based on this. Pharmacists are the experts in drug discovery, development, preparation and usage of medicines. They are both professional scientists and qualified healthcare practitioners. Pharmacists work in hospitals, in the community, and in the pharmaceutical industry and also in a wide variety of other roles including academia, regulatory affairs, primary care, and the armed forces.Please be aware that this course is only available to international students. The School of Pharmacy is working towards accreditation and the coursewill be provisionally accredited until the programme receives full accreditation.**Course Start Date:** Monday 24 September 2018**Enrolment Date:** Saturday 22 September 2018

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:

Keele University

Department:

Pharmacy

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.

94%
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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

97%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
1%
Elementary process plant occupations
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.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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