This four-year Pharmacy (MPharm) course will give you a broad-based, scientifically and clinically-strong education in pharmacy that combines lectures, practicals and research projects with clinical tutorials.
Manchester has a long history of training successful graduates to enter all branches of the pharmaceutical profession. We offer you a unique opportunity to learn from real-life hospital pharmacists in pharmacy departments and on wards in three local NHS trusts, giving you extensive clinical experience, alongside accompanying placements in community and industrial settings.
Our course integrates scientific theory and practical elements to equip you with the skills needed to enter all areas of the profession and help you adapt to any changes that may occur during your career.
By the end of the four years, you will be:
- conversant with the professional aspects of pharmacy;
- able to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals;
- able to appreciate the professional and social role of the pharmacist.
Once qualified, pharmacists have a wide choice of career options in settings including hospital, community and industrial pharmacy, academia, primary care, the NHS, agricultural and veterinary pharmacy, and the prison and army services.
We welcome applications from overseas students and consider international qualifications on an individual basis.
UCAS course codeB230UCAS institution codeM20Degree awardedMPharmDuration4 yearsNumber of places/applicants
Advanced entry: All applications are considered for first-year entry only onto the MPharm course.Typical A level offerWe require grades ABB-AAA.Typical International Baccalaureate offer Successful completion of the Baccalaureate, 35 points overall including: 6 in Chemistry 6 and 5 in EITHER Mathematics or Biology and one other rigorous academic subject All at Higher level NB if Mathematics or Biology is not being studied at Higher level, it MUST be offered at standard level. Contact emailContact telephone+44 (0)161 275 2334How to apply
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Course descriptionPharmacy is typically described as the Science or Practice of the preparation and dispensing of medicinal drugs. Pharmacists are highly trained medical professionals, qualified to give advice on health issues and medicines, and ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by the public.
Qualifying as a pharmacist takes a minimum of 5 years and includes:
- Successful completion of a GPhC accredited Master of Pharmacy Degree (MPharm), which is a full-time, four-year course
- Successful completion of one year's pre-registration training
- Successful completion of the GPhC's registration exam
- Meeting the fitness to practise requirements for registration as a pharmacist
Master of Pharmacy Degree (MPharm)
Our four-year MPharm course provides a broad-based, scientifically and clinically-strong education in pharmacy.
It encompasses a large degree of integration of science and practice that will equip you with the skills needed to enter all areas of the profession and help you adapt to changes that may occur during your career.
By the end of the four years, you will be conversant with the professional aspects of pharmacy, able to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals and able to appreciate the professional and social role of the pharmacist.
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be approximately £9, 000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £20, 000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.
We work hard to ensure that our course can be completed without significant additional study costs over and above the tuition fee. The two areas where additional costs can be incurred are travel to clinical placements and reading. In both of these situations, we seek to ensure that additional costs are kept as low as possible. The University defines low cost as an annual cost which is no more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee.