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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 four-year MPharm programme provides pharmacy education of excellent quality and focuses on producing future pharmacists who will promote safe and effective use of medicines, ensuring patient and public safety at all times. Our graduates will demonstrate intellectual creativity and curiosity in their professional practice.

The MPharm curriculum is outcomes-focused, and it is designed to prepare students for their future professional practice as both a pharmacist and prescriber. Teaching covers basic and applied science and clinical and professional practice, all in the context of patient care. The three core themes of Biological science and therapeutics, Pharmaceutical sciences, and Professional practice and prescribing, are taught through year-long modules and these are brought to life through real scenarios based around body systems. By using these body systems – across the three core themes, we break down barriers, enabling you to learn more effectively.

Successful completion will allow you to undertake the General Pharmaceutical Council foundation training year that leads to registration as a pharmacist in Great Britain.

UCAS points

136 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B230 MPharm/PH

Location

Medway Campus

Duration

4 years full-time

Start month

September

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • The course will for the first time prepare students to develop the knowledge and skills for prescribing
  • The integrated MPharm curriculum prepares students for their future professional practice and it is taught by experts from pharmacy including scientific areas such as biological
  • Core modules of biological science and therapeutics, pharmaceutical chemistry (including drug delivery), and pharmacy practice and prescribing are aligned around body systems
  • Basic knowledge is supported by an increasing focus on practice-related learning, as evidenced by increasing amounts of placements at hospitals and community pharmacies, as well.

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 be taught by a dedicated and experienced team of academic staff, both pharmacists and scientists, working together with administrative and technical personnel. Many of the academic staff are internationally recognised active researchers enabling our teaching to be directly informed by our research and professional activities. Other academic staff are leaders within the profession of pharmacy.

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Entry requirements

If you are

  • One of the following:
    • A-Level: ABB including Chemistry at grade B and one other relevant Science subject at grade B.
    • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science at grade D*D*D.
    • A-Level and BTEC National: 136 UCAS Tariff points including A Level Chemistry at Grade B.
    • International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall including Higher Level Chemistry at grade 5 and Higher Level in one other relevant Science subject grade 5.
    • T Level: Science (Laboratory Sciences) at grade Distinction.
    • Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 5/B and GCSE English Language at grade 5/B. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.

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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

Application and selection

Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview

Applicants will also be required to:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

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

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and 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.

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.

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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.

Financial support

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 £38.
  • We ask that all students purchase lab coats, safety glasses and a notebook at a cost price of £18.

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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