Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)
The MPharm programme is a four year programme which integrates three interlinked themes:
- The Patient, Disease and Drug Action
- Practitioner and Patient
- Medicines Design and Manufacture.
The MPharm is an undergraduate Masters degree with a research methods course at Stage 3 leading to a sustained research project which constitutes one third of the final year of the programme.
Each course includes lectures, seminars, laboratory work, small group work, practice based activities and assignments. There are also a number of placements throughout the programme, so you will benefit from both academic and practice-related environments.
Assessment includes written examinations at the end of each year. All courses also have continuous assessment that contributes the remainder of the overall course mark. Continuous assessments include practical dispensing examinations, objective structured clinical examinations, presentations (individual and group), written reports, assessment of laboratory notebooks, case studies, essays and multiple choice questions. Final honours classification is calculated from: 10% of Stage 2 overall grade, 40% of Stage 3 overall grade and 50% of stage 4 overall grade.
Becoming a Pharmacist: After a UK based course:
After the successful completion of the course you will receive an MPharm degree. There are a number of further steps to go through before you will be able to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and practise as a qualified pharmacist in the UK.
Once you have completed an MPharm you will need to apply for a pre-registration year, this is where you will further develop the skills you gained during your degree as a paid employee in a professional environment. Entrance on a pre-registration year is competitive and there is no guarantee that you will receive a place. A proportion of these pre-registration places are with the NHS, but the majority of placements involve working with community pharmacists. Again, you should be aware that your place on the pre-registration year is not guaranteed as the number of available placements is dependent on different factors. One such factor is that the availability of pre-registration places offered by community pharmacies can vary from year to year. International students are also very likely to require a visa which can be dependent on meeting a number of conditions, including a minimum salary requirement.
After the completion of 52 weeks of pre-registration training, and subject to you passing the registration exam at the end of the training, you will be eligible to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and practise as a fully qualified pharmacist.
Length: 4 years full-time
Location: Anson Building, Universities at Medway Campus, Chatham Maritime, Kent
MPharm course code is B230
Please note institution code for Medway School of Pharmacy is M62 (University of Kent and University of Greenwich have different institution codes).
Innovative new teaching facilities including clinical skills laboratory, an extensive network of teacher practitioners (seconded at least two days per week), leading edge research academics, and a programme which integrates three interlinked themes:
- The Patient Disease and Drug Action
- Practitioner and Patient
- Medicines Design and Manufacture.
The School obtained full accreditation from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) in June 2008 and is now recognised as an established School of Pharmacy.
Disability and Diversity
The School is committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all applicants, students and staff. Consequently the School complies with all relevant legislation.
|PHAM1003 (30 Credits):|
|introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology
|PHAM1004 (30 Credits):|
|Medicines Design and Manufacture 1|
|PHAM1005 (30 Credits):|
|Pharmacy Practice 1|
|PHAM1054 (30 Credits):|
|Introduction to Biosciences|
|PHAM1008 (30 Credits):|
|Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1|
|PHAM1009 (30 Credits):|
|Pharmacy Practice 2|
|PHAM1055 (30 Credits):|
|Medicines Design and Manufacture 2|
|PHAM1056 (30 Credits):|
|Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2
|PHAM1011 (30 Credits):|
|PHAM1013 (30 Credits):|
|Pharmacy Practice 3: Medicines Management|
|PHAM1073 (30 Credits):|
|Medicines Design and Manufacture 3|
|PHAM1074 (30 Credits):|
|Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Cancer Biology and Infection Control
|PHAM1096 (40 Credits):|
|Sustained Research Project|
|PHAM1097 (30 Credits):|
|Practitioner and Patient: Pharmacy Practice 4 - Advances in Pharmacy Practice
|PHAM1098 (30 Credits):|
|Applied Therapeutics (Integrated Patient Care)|
Elective courses (students choose one from the following)
|PHAM1086 (20 Credits):|
|Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
|PHAM1087 (20 Credits):|
|PHAM1089 (20 Credits):|
|Advanced Therapeutics Agents
|PHAM1090 (20 Credits):|
|Advanced Drug Delivery Technologies|
Police and health checks
Any offer will be subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and relevant health checks.
The MPharm Degree is a four year full-time programme of study. Graduates are required to undertake and pass a pre-registration examination before being permitted to register as a pharmacist in Great Britain.
- All students are required to demonstrate basic literacy and numeracy skills as evidenced by GCSE grade B in English Language and grade B Mathematics.
- 320 UCAS Tariff points, ABB at A2 level (including 2 science based subjects, one of which must be Chemistry).
- BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science:
- Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Distinction Overall. And AS level Chemistry at grade B.
- Scottish Highers:
- AB at Advanced Higher level to include chemistry and one other pure science based subject and BB at Higher Level in two additional subjects; and relevant qualifications in English language and maths.
- Irish Leaving Certificate - AA at Higher Level in chemistry and one other pure science based subject and BBB in three additional subjects at Higher Level; and maths and English language grade B at Ordinary Level.
- International Baccalaureate - An overall score of 32 points (15 at Higher Level), to include ≥ 5 in both Chemistry and one other science based subject.
- Overseas applicants will be assessed on an individual basis based upon the UK Naric equivalent and must have an appropriate English language qualification and equivalent sciences background.
- Alternative English Qualifications:
IELTS at grade 7.0 in each category
Cambridge English Advanced Certificate at grade B
TOEFL (Internet Based score of 87 or Paper Based score of 575)
- Graduate Entry - applicants possessing a first degree in a relevant subject must have a minimum of a 2:1 classification to be considered. (Please see details regarding ELQ tuition fees)
Applicants will be expected to apply through UCAS.
For any queries relating to the admissions process please contact Debby Dixon(Admissions Manager).
UNISTATS / KIS
Key Information Sets
The Key Information Set (KIS) data is compiled by UNISTATS and draws from a variety of sources which includes the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data for assessment and contact hours is compiled from the most populous modules (to the total of 120 credits for an academic session) for this particular degree programme. Depending on module selection, there may be some variation between the KIS data and an individual's experience. For further information on how the KIS data is compiled please see the UNISTATS website.