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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,B,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:30,M:15

Science pathway with 12 credits of Chemistry and 12 credits of a second science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Applicants with Access 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

32

Including HL 5 in Chemistry and HL 5 in a 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 (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

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.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

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

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including grade A in Chemistry and a grade A in a second Science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

UCAS Tariff

128-147

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58%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Pharmacy

**About This Course**

Develop your clinical skills and study the underpinning science of medicines and health at one of the UK’s leading Pharmacy Schools.

Our five-year MPharm with Placement degree will see you graduate at the end of year 5 as a fully-qualified Pharmacist, on passing of the degree and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) pre-registration requirements.

For the first three years your studies will be almost the same as the MPharm programme, with only some minor differences. In your fourth and fifth year, in addition to two semesters at university, you will undertake two six-month periods of GPhC pre-registration training and a registration assessment, which on successful completion will entitle you to register to practice soon after graduation. Designed with overseas students in mind, the course will enable you to carry out all of the above under a single student visa.

Our Pharmacy degree is designed to help you develop as both a scientist and a practitioner, with embedded practical and experiential learning throughout to optimise your development. You will get to work with patients, developing your clinical skills to maximise your employability after graduation.

Our innovative teaching methods include problem- and team-based learning and practical assessments. You will also benefit from studying alongside students from the other medical, healthcare and nursing professions, working closely with other disciplines, just as you will in your career.

All of the above will prepare you for a role that often commands a competitive salary and has excellent career prospects.

**Overview**

Our five-year degree has been designed as a modification to our four-year MPharm degree, 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 largely follow the same structure as our four-year programme. In each of your final two years, however, you will undertake a six-month pre-registration training placement: one in a hospital pharmacy setting and the other in a community pharmacy setting.

The specific structure of this degree 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.

During your five years you will focus on practical experience both in the lab and in clinical settings, which means you will cultivate professional skills on placements from the very beginning of this course. Therefore, you will benefit from extensive real-world training, and start to build a professional portfolio before you have even graduated.

With support from our friendly staff, who are leading researchers and practitioners, you will enhance your knowledge of chemistry and biology, and learn how to apply it to drug design, drug delivery and pharmacology, in order to optimise patient care. Our course covers everything needed to become an outstanding person-centred practitioner.

Whatever your focus, your course will reflect the most up-to-date developments in pharmaceutical science and the most recent advances in clinical practice. The course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (CPhC).

This course is intended for international students who wish to become a registered Pharmacist in the UK. If you wish to register as a Pharmacist in your home country we recommend you make sure this course is acceptable for that purpose in your country. UK and EU students should apply for our four-year MPharm programme (B230).

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,800
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.

85%
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.

Pharmacy

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

92%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
22%
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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Health professionals
1%
Natural and social science professionals
1%
Childcare and related personal services
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

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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