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University of Lincoln

Pharmacy

UCAS Code: B230

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

To include grade B from A Level Biology or Chemistry. Plus a second science subject from Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physics, Geography, Applied Science, Maths or Further Maths. Practical elements must be passed. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a science subject with a strong chemistry/biology base considered. 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Biology or Chemistry, 15 Level 3 credits at Merit or above in one other science subject, as well as a further 15 level 3 credits at Merit or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, to include English, Maths, Chemistry (if no Chemistry A Level), Biology (if no Biology A Level). Level 2 equivalent qualifications such as BTEC First Certificates and Level 2 Functional Skills will be considered. Applicants whose first language is not English will also need British Council IELTS band 6.0 or above or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points overall, to include two Higher Level grade 5 in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Maths or Further Maths

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

DDD

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

To include grade C from Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry. Plus a second science subject from Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physics, Geography, Applied Science, Maths or Further Maths. To include grade B from A Level Biology or Chemistry. Plus a second science subject from Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physics, Geography, Applied Science, Maths or Further Maths. Practical elements must be passed. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

UCAS Tariff

128

To include 40 UCAS Tariff points from A Level Biology or Chemistry or equivalent qualification. Plus a second science subject from Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physics, Geography, Applied Science, Maths or Further Maths. Practical elements must be passed. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pharmacy

**Course Start Date: 17th September 2018**The MPharm course at Lincoln combines the science of medicines and disease with the development of patient-facing decision-making skills and professional practice required by modern pharmacists to care for patients. The School of Pharmacy is involved in innovative projects to develop new models of pharmaceutical care. There are opportunities to learn from, and work alongside, our team of academics who aim to ensure that students are prepared both to help shape and develop pharmacy practice. This degree enables you to develop the relevant knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting profession. The Lincoln MPharm qualification enables graduates, once they have completed an additional pre-registration year and passed a final national registration assessment, to apply for registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Modules

Two fully integrated pharmacy modules are taught each year, making a total of eight modules. These follow the life cycle of the patient, initially in a healthy state, and then the same modules are studied from the perspective of disease and ill health. The course is taught within the context of the medical conditions that patients present, and is structured around a typical patient’s life cycle. It is supported by case studies and patient-facing activities, which increase in complexity as the course progresses and the patient ages. Student learning aims to be taught within the context of the common conditions that present at that stage of life, supported by case studies. These fall within several therapeutic learning threads, that will be revisited and develop as the course progresses, and the complexity of care increases. Learning will incorporate important aspects of pharmaceutical care, clinical and professional skills and health promotion integrated with the underlying science of the diseases and of the medicines used.

Assessment methods

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

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
£15,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lincoln (Main Site)

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.

66%
low
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
64%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

73%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
9%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

75%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians
3%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£15k

£15k

£21k

£21k

£19k

£19k

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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