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University of Manchester

Pharmacy

UCAS Code: B230

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

We require Grades ABB-AAB. This must include Chemistry, either Mathematics or Biology, and one further rigorous academic subject (we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking). You are required to obtain a pass in the practical element of any science A-level taken. Selection for interview is based on predicted Grades BBB. Please note the specific offer conditions will be based on the assessment of the interviewer. Typical Contextual Offer: BBB-ABB (including specific subjects).

We do not accept AS grades in place of A2-level grades.

We require 60 credits overall with 45 at Level 3, including a minimum of 15 credits in Chemistry with a Distinction grade, plus a minimum of 15 credits in Mathematics or Biology with a Distinction grade and the remaining 15 credits at Distinction grade. You should also have a good set of GCSEs (minimum of five subjects) with English Language and Mathematics at Grade B/5, or equivalent. Students educated up to GCSE level who have only taken a one-year Access course will not normally be accepted.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken to include Chemistry and either Biology or Mathematics. Grades required will be D3-M2 and/or A-B.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require at least five GCSEs at minimum Grade B/5 (including English Language and Mathematics).

Either 35 points overall including: Grade 6 in higher level Chemistry, Grade 6 and 5 in either higher level Mathematics or Higher Level Biology, one other rigorous academic subject at Higher Level. If Mathematics or Biology is not being studied at Higher Level, it must be offered at Standard Level. Or 34 points overall including: Grade 6 in higher level Chemistry, Grades 5,5 in either Higher Level Mathematics or Higher Level Biology, and one other rigorous academic subject at Higher Level. If Mathematics or Biology is not being studied at higher level, it must be offered at standard level. Please note the specific offer conditions will be based on the assessment of the interviewer.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We accept the Cambridge Technical Diploma (in any subject) at Grade DD in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside A-level Chemistry and either A-level Biology or Mathematics at Grades A/B.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We accept the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (in any subject) at Grade D in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside A-level Chemistry and either A-level Biology or Mathematics at Grades A/B.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We accept the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma (in any subject) at Grade DDD in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside A-level Chemistry and either A-level Biology or Mathematics at Grades A/B.

We accept the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma (in any subject) at Grade DD in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside A-level Chemistry and either A-level Biology or Mathematics at Grades A/B.

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

DD

We require successful completion of a BTEC National Diploma at Grades DD in a science-based subject (must include Biology) with A-level Chemistry at Grade B or above.

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

D

We accept the BTEC National Extended Certificate at Grade D in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside A-level Chemistry and either A-level Biology or Mathematics at Grades A/B.

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

D

We accept the BTEC National Foundation Diploma at Grade D in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside A-level Chemistry and either A-level Biology or Mathematics at Grade A/B.

We normally require Grades AABBB in five suitable Scottish Higher level subjects (including Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) plus Advanced Higher Grade B in Chemistry. English Language and Maths not taken at Higher/Advanced must have been achieved at SCQF Level 5.

We normally require Grades AABBB in five suitable Scottish Higher level subjects (including Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) plus Advanced Higher Grade B in Chemistry. English Language and Maths not taken at Higher/Advanced must have been achieved at SCQF Level 5.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. We accept the Welsh Baccalaureate in place of the third A-level only.

UCAS Tariff

128-136

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Pharmacy

Our four-year Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) course will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to enter the pharmacy profession.

We integrate science and practice throughout the course, giving you the unique opportunity to learn from community and hospital pharmacists in each year of your studies.

You will become familiar with the professional aspects of pharmacy, as well as learn how to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals and develop the skills you need to adapt to any changes that may occur during your career.

Our MPharm degree is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Upon successful completion of the course, you will need to undertake a year of pre-registration training, take the GPhC's registration exam and meet fitness to practise requirements before becoming a fully-fledged pharmacist.

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
£24,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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.

84%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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
90%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

88%
Health professionals
5%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
1%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
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

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

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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