Our pharmacy degree will prepare you for a career as a pharmacist. You’ll learn about patient care by studying basic and applied science, and clinical and professional practice.

The MPharm covers core themes of biological sciences, chemistry and drug delivery. You'll also study professional practice, the brain and psychiatry, the heart and circulatory system, and the endocrine system. An emphasis on practice-focused learning means you'll gain knowledge and skills through simulated exercises and interactive clinical sessions.

The course provides professional skills that will prepare you for employment. Careers options include working as a pharmacist in hospital, community and primary care settings.

The MPharm is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council, the regulator for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain.

UCAS points

128 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B230 MPharm/PH

Campus

Medway

Duration

4 years full-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2022/23

2022/23 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Medway School of Pharmacy is ranked 6th in the UK (GPhC, 2021)
  • The spiralled, integrated MPharm curriculum prepares students for their future professional practice. The course is taught by experts from scientific areas of biological sciences, chemistry and drug delivery and professional/clinical practice
  • Core modules of biological sciences, chemistry and drug delivery, and professional practice are taught within integrated modules based around body systems, all in the context of patient care
  • Basic knowledge is supported by an increasing focus on practice-related learning, as evidenced by placements at hospitals and community pharmacies
  • MPharm students achieved a March registration exam first-attempt pass rate of 95.5% (GPhC, 2021)

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What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will benefit from a dedicated and experienced team of staff comprising distinguished research active academic scientists working together with administrative and technical personnel.

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Entry requirements

If you are

128 UCAS points from A-levels at ABB or above, including two science-based subjects, one of which must be chemistry. Alternatively, D*D*D in BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

  • You will also need GCSEs at grade B or above in English and mathematics.
  • We accept alternative qualifications. For more information, please contact us.
  • Applicants are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and occupational health checks.
  • Overseas applicants are assessed on an individual basis and must have an equivalent background in sciences.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Any offer will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and relevant health checks.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

There will be up to 150 students in lectures. Workshops, seminars, and laboratories have a smaller cohort with a maximum of 40 students in each session.

Independent learning

Independent learning varies depending on different modules. For a 30-credit module Independent learning ranges from 100-200 hours and a 15 credit module ranges from 60-100 hours.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

For courses taught at the Medway School of Pharmacy please visit their undergraduate course pages.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

New students will be subject to a number of small mandatory costs at the start of their course of around £100 in total.

  • Students on the MPharm programme must complete the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the fitness to practise and admission process. This is currently charged at £53.
  • We ask that all students purchase lab coats, safety glasses and a notebook at a cost price of £18.
  • Our students use an 'audience-response' device to enable them to participate at lectures and workshops for which we charge a £35 refundable deposit.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Practice placements are an integral part of the MPharm programme, they are undertaken in both community and hospital pharmacy settings.

How long is my placement?

Students in Year 1 go out for a day and a half to community pharmacy, Year 2 students have three days hospital experience and 1 week in community pharmacy. Year 3 students go out for one week in hospital and one week to community and Year 4 go out for a self-arranged two week placement in community, hospital, GP surgery or industry.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Career options include work as a pharmacist in hospital, community and primary care settings, industry and academia.

Do you provide employability services?

Undergraduate students have access University of Greenwich employability services and post graduate students have access to employability services from the University of Kent.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

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