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MPharm 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

52%

Subjects
  • Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
Student score
79% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB to include Chemistry or Biology and a second Science subject at minimum AB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Advanced Higher Chemistry or Biology and a second Science required

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

2 HL subjects at grade 6 to include HL Chemistry or Biology and one other Science subject (from Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology) and 1 other HL subject at Grade 5. SL Maths and English at grade 4 or HL Maths and English at grade 3

UCAS tariff points
128

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

52%

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

£9,250

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

Bradford School of Pharmacy scored 23/24 (Excellent) in the latest subject specialist review of teaching quality. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise 85% of our research was recognised as of international quality with 15% being world-leading. Many of our graduates hold leading posts across the pharmacy professions both in the UK and overseas. We produce pharmacists who, on graduation, are fully equipped to practice within a dynamic healthcare system, can adapt to change and continue educational and professional development throughout their working life. We offer a truly innovative curriculum to enable this. You can study our 4-year Mpharm course after which, with support and guidance from staff, you would need to organise a pre-registration year. Our students tell us that our staff are friendly and supportive and we are unique among schools of pharmacy in using Team-Based Learning (TBL) for the majority of our activities. In TBL classes you will learning within a team of 5-6 students, supported by enthusiastic, caring and approachable expert staff who are committed to ensure you are fully prepared for the many roles that pharmacists undertake. We want you to obtain the most out of your studies and training. To help you achieve this, when you arrive you will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor who will be your key contact throughout your time with us. Your tutor and other dedicated staff will also support you to develop the capabilities required by pharmacy employers using our Capability Framework, hence optimising your employability. Your tutor will give you advice on any problems you may have â?? be they academic, financial or personal and if necessary, will direct you to the appropriate specialist welfare resources of the University to ensure that problems can be dealt with speedily with minimal effect on your studies. When you attend an Applicant Experience Day you will have a taster session of team-based learning so please do come and visit.

Modules

Core: capability in pharmacy 1,2,3 and 4; consultation skills a (minor ailments); consultation skills b (long-term conditions); consultation skills c (optimal medicines use); foundation studies for pharmacy 1 (molecules to systems); foundation studies for pharmacy 2 (life cycle of medicines); foundation studies for pharmacy 3 (promoting health and wellbeing); foundation studies for pharmacy 4 (prescription processing); nutrition, metabolism and reproduction 1 and 2; senses, thoughts and movement 1 and 2; student-selected component; transport 1 and 2 (cardiovascular, urinary and respiratory).

University of Bradford

Main building

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
72%
2%

Year 1

21%
77%
2%

Year 2

20%
78%
2%

Year 3

20%
77%
3%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
59%
13%
28%

Year 1

63%
13%
24%

Year 2

33%
14%
53%

Year 3

29%
31%
40%

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 87%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
353 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
0% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 96% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are health professionals

87%

Graduates who are health associate professionals

2%

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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