Pharmacy

MPharm PHARMACY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Assessment for Year 1

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

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Assessment for Year 2

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

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Register interest   
Apply   

Assessment for Year 3

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

Assessment for Year 4

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

Assessment for Year 5

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

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Years 1 and 2 of the 5 year integrated MPharm course are exactly the same as those on the 4 year MPharm course.

Assessment for Year 1

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 4

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 5

We employ a range of innovative authentic assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and communication assessments. 

We carefully select our assessment methods in order to: 

  • Optimise your learning and development 

  • Develop professionalism 

  • Develop clinical decision making skills 

  • Prepare you for professional and scientific practice 

Support for assessment is central to our ethos. This is achieved through provision of: 

  • Teaching approaches that are aligned to each assessment 

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams 

  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments 

  • Drop-in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree 

Here are some examples of ways we assess you: 

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests 

  • Essays and laboratory reports 

  • Pharmaceutical care plans 

  • Communication assessments 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB including Chemistry and a second Science from Physics, Biology or Mathematics. Science A-Levels must include a pass in the practical element.

BTEC

DDM in Applied Science or Applied Science (Medical Science). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services, BTEC Business Administration and BTEC Forensic Science.

Scottish highers

AAABB including grade A in Chemistry and a second Science from Physics, Biology or Mathematics.

Scottish highers advanced

BCC including Chemistry and a second Science from Physics, Biology or Mathematics.

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3 including Chemistry and a second Science from Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics.

Access course

Pass Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3, including 12 credits in Chemistry and 12 credits in a second Science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

European Baccalaureate

75% overall including 70% in Chemistry and a second Science from Physics, Biology or Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

32 points including Higher Level 5 in Chemistry and a second Science from Physics, Biology or Mathematics.

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics at a minimum of Grade B or Grade 5 and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted 

Applicants without traditional A levels e.g. those with Access or BTEC qualifications may be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the summer. Information concerning the content of the chemistry test will be made available to such applicants.

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE (DBS) AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CHECK

During your first semester, we ask that you apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. In addition to your DBS check, if you have lived outside of the UK for a continuous period of 4 months or more within the last five years, you will also be required to complete and submit a police check, (from your home country if this is not the UK) or a Certificate of Good Conduct. A template for this is provided by the Student Disclosure Service when they begin your DBS check.

You will also be required, as are all UK pharmacy students, to sign up to a national "Code of Conduct for Pharmacy Students". You will also be required to review the "Student Fitness to Practice Policy and Procedures" which are developed to address any concerns about a student's fitness to practice, including issues relating to conduct and health in relation to patient safety and professional standards.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-completion of the DBS or Occupational health checks or an adverse DBS outcome may result in withdrawal from the programme.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

English for University Study at INTO UEA 

Interviews

Applicants submitting UCAS applications that include a good personal statement and academic reference as well as a strong academic background will be asked to attend the University on one of our Applicant Days.  

As part of our selection process on the Applicant Day there will be three different activities: an interview, a demonstration and a group exercise. You don’t need to prepare or bring anything with you, we will give you all the information you need on the day.  These activities take about an hour in total.

The selection process is designed to help us choose students with the appropriate skills and attitudes to become excellent pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.  

If an applicant is located outside the UK, we will arrange a structured competency based one-to-one telephone interview.  This will be held with a member of academic staff from the School of Pharmacy.  We will be in touch prior to the interview to arrange a suitable time.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to International applicants only. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

This course is intended for international students that wish to become a registered Pharmacist in the UK. If you wish to register in your home country we recommend you check this course is acceptable for that purpose in your country. 

Course Reference Number: 665398

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

You will need to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service check and any immunisations required as part of the occupational health check to enable to students to go on placement.

Pre-registration placements are covered within your fees, however – as with the rest of your time at University – you’ll be responsible for your living costs. As a student you will not receive remuneration during your pre-registration placements.

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 665398

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Course Reference Number: 665398
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Pharmacy
UCAS course code
B231
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
5
Our five-year MPharm degree with Placement will see you graduate as a fully-qualified pharmacist on passing of the degree and the General Pharmaceutical Council pre-registration exam at the end of year 5. The first three years will be almost the same as the MPharm programme with only very subtle differences. In your fourth and fifth year, in addition to two semesters at University, you’ll undertake two integrated six-month periods of pre-registration placement training, which on successful completion will entitle you to register to practice soon after graduation. Designed with overseas students in mind, the course will enable you to carry out all of the above under a single student visa. Our Pharmacy degree is designed to help you develop as both a scientist and a practitioner, with embedded practical and experiential learning throughout to optimise your development. You’ll get to work with patients, developing your clinical skills to maximise your employability after graduation.
Schools
Pharmacy
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