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University of East Anglia UEA

Pharmacy with a Placement Year

UCAS Code: B231

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Including Chemistry and a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Science pathway with 12 credits of Chemistry and 12 credits of a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the Summer.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Including HL 6 in Chemistry and HL 6 from second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered where A-level Chemistry is taken - please contact us. Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the Summer.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Including Chemistry and a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

136

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61%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pharmacy

Our five-year course has been designed as a modification to our four-year MPharm course, which has a global reputation for exceptional, innovative teaching, backed by world-class research.Designed for international students, the first three years of this integrated course will largely follow the same structure as our four-year programme. In each of your final two years, however, youll undertake a six-month placement: one in a hospital setting and the other in a community pharmacy setting.Our course structure means you retain your student status for the duration of your course, removing the need to seek a separate Tier 2 visa for pre-registration training after graduation.With support from leading researchers and practitioners, youll hone your knowledge of chemistry and biology, and learn how to apply it to drug design, drug delivery and pharmacology to ultimately optimise patient care.As well as exceptional training in the core requirements, youll cover a broad range of subjects integrating healthcare and science, enabling you to identify and specialise in the areas you find most interesting. Whatever your focus, your course will reflect the most up-to-date developments in pharmaceutical science and the most recent advances in clinical practice and is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).This course is intended for international students that wish to become a registered Pharmacist in the UK. If you wish to register in your home country we recommend you check this course is acceptable for that purpose in your country. UK and EU students should apply for our four-year MPharm programme (B230).**Course Structure**Our five-year MPharm with Placement degree programme is carefully structured to cover a number of compulsory topics on essential pharmaceutical theory and methodology, plus completion of two six-month pre-registration training placements in line with the requirements of the GPhC.During your five years you will cover areas including:* Life sciences chemistry* Cells, physiology and pharmacology* Pharmaceutics and dosage form design* Drug design and mechanisms of drug actions* Neurology* Endocrinology* Immunology* Cancer* Cardiovascular disease* Renal disease* Gastrointestinal disease* Infectious diseasesIn year two well prepare you to attend a selection day at the start of year three, encompassing interviews and practical assessments with employers. A successful outcome will result in your pre-registration placements being allocated to you at this stage. If you are unsuccessful, youll be required to transfer to the four-year MPharm degree programme, and you will be responsible for securing your own pre-registration training position and the corresponding Tier 2 visa.In your final two years youll bring together everything you have learnt and apply it to complex patient situations.In year four, youll undertake your first six-month pre-registration placement. On return to the university youll be able to select a pharmaceutical subject of special interest to you to study alongside the core teaching.In your final year, under the supervision of an academic working at the cutting-edge of pharmaceutical science or practice, youll complete your final year project. Some examples of the areas your research could focus on include:* Novel drug delivery systems* Understanding the cellular response to drug molecules* Synthesis of molecules as potential new drugs* Evaluation of Pharmacy services in hospitalsAfter completing your project youll undertake the second of your two pre-registration placements. After which youll graduate and become a fully qualified pharmacist, providing you have passed all of your associated modules and assessments, including the GPhC pre-registration assessment.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of 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.

87%
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.

Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

86%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
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

£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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