Pharmacy

MPharm PHARMACY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Key details 

MPHARM PHARMACY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Pharmacy
UCAS course code
B231
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
5

Assessment for Year 1

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified Pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and observations of clinical practice. 

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: 

  • 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 

  • Clinical observations 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • Staff and peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 2

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified Pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and observations of clinical practice. 

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: 

  • 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 

  • Clinical observations 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • Staff and peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 3

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified Pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and observations of clinical practice. 

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: 

  • 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 

  • Clinical observations 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • Staff and peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 4

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified Pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and observations of clinical practice. 

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: 

  • 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 

  • Clinical observations 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • Staff and peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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 assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified Pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and observations of clinical practice. 

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: 

  • 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 

  • Clinical observations 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • Staff and peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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 assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified Pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and observations of clinical practice. 

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: 

  • 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 

  • Clinical observations 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • Staff and peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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 assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified Pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and observations of clinical practice. 

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: 

  • 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 

  • Clinical observations 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • Staff and peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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 assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified Pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessments and observations of clinical practice. 

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: 

  • 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 

  • Clinical observations 

  • Professional development portfolios 

  • Oral and poster presentations 

  • Scientific paper writing 

  • Staff and peer assessment 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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

BTEC

DDM - Applied Science, or Applied Science (Medical Science) is acceptable. Excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration

Scottish highers

AAABB including 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, Biology or Mathematics

Access course

Not accepted

European Baccalaureate

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

International Baccalaureate

32 with HL 5 in Chemistry and HL5 in a second Science from Biology, Physics or Mathematics

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics grade B and English Language grade C or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.  Science A Levels must include a pass in the practical element. 

Applicants without traditional A levels e.g. those with  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.  

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA  

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 Science 

 

Alternative Entry Requirements 

 

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 6.5 in all components) for year 1 entry 

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

  

 INTO University of East Anglia   

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:  

  

Interviews

Applicants submitting UCAS applications that include a good personal statement and academic reference as well as a strong academic background will be invited to an interview. We will be in touch prior to the interview to arrange a suitable time. 

Interviews will be held virtually with a member of academic staff from the School of Pharmacy. Please note that we do not disclose interview questions. Typically, we will look for you to demonstrate a good understanding of the course, your approaches to decision making, effective teamwork and a desire to help others. 

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

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. The annual intake is in September each year.  
Course Reference Number: 5672731

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

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

Prior to commencing the course, you will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which involves a fee. You will also need to undergo an occupational health check and pay for any necessary vaccinations before going on any placement. 

Foundation year training placements are covered within your fees. However – as with the rest of your time at university – you will be responsible for your living costs for year five, and as a student you will not receive remuneration during your foundation year placements. 

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

Course Reference Number: 5672731

How to Apply

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

 

UCAS Apply is an 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 E14.  

 

FURTHER INFORMATION   

 

Please speak to us on Live Chat or complete our online Enquiry Form for further information or to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Course Reference Number: 5672731
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Pharmacy
UCAS course code
B231
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
5
Prepare yourself for a successful career in Pharmacy, and develop as both a healthcare practitioner and a scientist. You’ll study the underpinning science of medicines and health, and acquire and build upon the key clinical skills you’ll need to excel after you graduate. Supported by experiential and practical learning, and opportunities to work with patients, you’ll gain a highly sought-after set of skills that will allow you to enter many exciting careers in pharmacy and related fields. You’ll also have the chance to put these skills to the test on a work placement, boosting both your subject knowledge and employability even further. Our MPharm Pharmacy with a Placement Year is ranked in the top 20 for Pharmacology and Pharmacy by both 'The Complete University Guide 2022' and 'The Guardian 2021'.
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