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University of Huddersfield

Pharmacy

UCAS Code: B230

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A Levels in Chemistry and at least one further Science subject from Biology, Maths or Physics. Chemistry A Level is essential. If you are not studying Biology, then Maths or Physics are accepted. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course. Offers are based on 3 A Level subjects in the region of ABB and are influenced by subjects being studied, predicted grades and performance at a selection day.

If you are studying an Access to Higher Education Diploma please contact the Admissions Tutor who will give you advice about your application.

136 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications, including Higher Level Chemistry at grade 6 and Higher Level Mathematics and Biology at grade 6 and 5 (in any order).

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

DDD

If you are studying BTEC National Diploma (18 units) (not including Early Years), DDD is required and is acceptable only when combined with other Science related qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for advice.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Pharmacology

Pharmacy

Physiology

**Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) (http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/), our Pharmacy MPharm degree is designed to offer a varied learning experience while giving you the chance to gain a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences. So by studying with us:**

- You’ll be able to combine the theory of science with developing and applying the practical and professional skills you’ll need to launch your career

- You’ll be focusing firmly on medicines and patients and have the chance to get to grips with all aspects of the industry, from understanding the development and design of drugs to investigating the role of pharmacists in society

- You’ll be able to work in our formulation laboratory where medicines are made

- Beyond the lab, we also help you build your understanding of how the work you do will have a real impact on people

- By working with prescriptions and thinking about patients right from the start, you’ll be able to focus on the end goal of your studies and prepare for scenarios you’re likely to come across as you take your first steps as a healthcare professional

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://hud.ac/di8

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Pharmacy Practice 1
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1
Human Physiology and Pathology
Formulation and Compounding of Medicines
Scientific Basis of Drug Action

Year 2
Core modules:
Formulation and Pharmaceutics
Pharmacy Practice 2
Medical Pharmacology
Drug Synthesis Metabolism and Analysis
Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Year 3
Core modules:
Molecular Pharmacology
Research Project
Pharmacy Practice 3
Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Analysis

Final year
Core modules:
Pharmacy Practice 4
Applied therapeutics - Patients and their Medicine
Drug Design and Development
Precision Medicine

Assessment methods

You will be taught through a series of lectures and workshops alongside laboratory practicals and practice visits, as well as directed personal study. Online learning will also be used which you will be able to access from any computer in your own time. Your progress will be assessed in written exams, essays, short tests, portfolios, and oral presentations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Extra funding

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://hud.ac/di8

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

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.

81%
med
Pharmacology
81%
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Pharmacy
81%
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Physiology

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

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Pharmacy

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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

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
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
64%
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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.

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
64%
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.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

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
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Health professionals
34%
Therapy professionals
1%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is much the most popular of the four. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have excellent employment rates - although all the subjects under this group do better than average. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study — usually moving on to a medical degree - and neurosciences graduates opt for a more academic route in study. Pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a large majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2016, usually either in hospitals or private practice. There are shortages of graduates in all of these disciplines although issues with funding roles, particularly in physiotherapy, still mean that these degrees are not a guaranteed path to a job - but the chances of getting a job are very good.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pharmacology

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

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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.

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

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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.

Physiology

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

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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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