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University of Bath

Pharmacy (with integrated pre-registration year)

UCAS Code: B236

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB must include Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. Alternate offers: ABB including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus on of the following: grade A in an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:6

Pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering) with 33 credits achieved at Distinction in science or mathematics units and 6 credits at Merit or above. This must include 15 credits achieved at Distinction from Chemistry units of which a minimum of 3 credits should be Organic Chemistry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 must include Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. Alternate offers: D3, M1, M1 including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus on of the following: grade A in an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall with 6,6,5 at Higher Level including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science plus grade A in A-Level Chemistry.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in Advanced Highers (including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subjects) should be achieved alongside a Scottish Higher profile of AAABB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

AB in Advanced Highers (including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subjects) should be achieved alongside a Scottish Higher profile of AAABB.

UCAS Tariff

104-153

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About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Pharmacy

**Please note this course is open to International applicants only.**

You’ll gain a grounding in human biology and origins of disease, pharmaceutical chemistry, and physical sciences. You’ll also develop your knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics.

You’ll be introduced to professional practice and undertake clinical placements in patient-facing environments. Later in the course you will specialise and put your knowledge into practice in primary and secondary healthcare settings.

In year 4 you’ll undertake an extensive research project, studying alongside researchers in the Department or on a 12-week placement with an international partner organisation.

As a graduate you’ll understand the causes and progression of medical conditions, the mechanism and underlying principles of drug action. You will also learn about the appropriate supply and administration of medications and the principles of monitoring treatment and disease progression. You can go on to become a pharmacist working in primary or secondary healthcare, as well as in an education or research setting.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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%
med
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.

Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

78%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A
423

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Health professionals
17%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

Subjects allied to medicine

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

£25k

£25k

£36k

£36k

£36k

£36k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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