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University of Sussex

Pharmacy

UCAS Code: B230

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

A-levels must include Chemistry and one other science subject from Biology, Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Physics. You will also normally need to pass the separate science practical assessment in Chemistry. If you are not able to take the science practical assessment, your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You must have at least 5 GCSEs (grades A* to C, or 9 to 4 in the new grading scale). You also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two science subjects with grade B (or grade 6 in the new grading scale) in each.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

30 credits in Biology and Chemistry modules must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. You will need to be taking an Access course in Science which contains substantial amounts of Level 3 credit in Chemistry and Biology-related subject or to have taken A-level Chemistry alongside the Access course. You must have at least 5 GCSEs (grades A* to C, or 9 to 4 in the new grading scale). You also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two science subjects with grade B (or grade 6 in the new grading scale) in each.

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

This score should be from the full IB Diploma. You must have Higher Level Chemistry and another Higher Level science subject (from Biology, Mathematics or Physics) with at least grade in both subjects.

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

DDD

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma will need to be in Applied Science and you will need to have opted for substantial numbers of modules in Chemistry- and Biology-related topics. You must have at least 5 GCSEs (grades A* to C, or 9 to 4 in the new grading scale). You also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two science subjects with grade B (or grade 6 in the new grading scale) in each.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Highers must include Chemistry and another science, with at least grade B in each. Ideally, you will have one or both of these sciences as an Advanced Higher. Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics is essential.

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

54%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pharmacy

At Sussex, you develop the knowledge, clinical skills and cultural competence necessary to provide pharmaceutical care to patients.Specialist equipment in our Pharmaceutical Care Centre includes SimMan 3G, a human-patient simulator that enables you to learn from simulated clinical scenarios in a safe environment.You learn from experts with hospital, primary care and industrial experience, and benefit from our close links to the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.The University is working towards accreditation of our MPharm degree by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sussex

Department:

BSMS

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
4%
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.

96%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£33k

£33k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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