• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Pharmacists are responsible for supplying medicines to patients and giving advice on correct dosage, explaining how to take prescribed drugs, and discussing any potential side effects.

They ensure that the supply of medicines is within the law and suitable for a particular patient, and will liaise with other healthcare professionals or carers to offer help and advice.

Pharmacists also supervise the medicines supply chain and ensure that pharmacy premises and systems are fit for purpose.

With over 100 years of experience, our Leicester School of Pharmacy will help provide you with the practical and professional skills needed to work as a pharmacist. With pharmacy being the third largest healthcare profession in the UK, your career opportunities are extensive and varied.

You’ll study a range of topics including an introduction to pharmacy, cardiovascular/respiratory and infection/inflammation, preparing for practice, professional clinician, integrated patient care and more.

Graduate Careers

Our graduates have gone on to work in rewarding and stimulating careers across all pharmacy sectors for major employers in community pharmacy and the NHS.

Throughout the Pharmacy (Hons) course at De Montfort University  we will help you to enhance your employment opportunities by embedding transferable skill into the programme and providing opportunities to collaborate with key employers and stakeholders through the Leicester School of Pharmacy’s careers events and mentoring scheme.

Accreditation

Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) - The Leicester School of Pharmacy’s most recent re-accreditation (2018) was for the full six year term with no conditions or recommendations; demonstrating the quality of our academic teaching and student experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Preparing for Practice  - Professional Portfolio
  • People and Medicines  - Introduction to Pharmacy
  • People and Medicines - Gastrointestinal/Nutrition
  • Pharmacotherapy  - Infection/Inflammation
  • Pharmacotherapy - Cardiovascular/Respiratory
  • Advanced Therapeutics - Personalised Healthcare

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is a minimum of 120 points from 3 A-Levels including Chemistry and at least one of the following at grade B or above: Biology, Maths, Physics or Psychology (General Studies is not accepted)*, or
    • BTEC National Diploma - Science Distinction/Distinction/Merit, with Chemistry A level at grade B
  • Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English Language
  • Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass Access to Science HE diploma with 15 level three chemistry credits at distinction and 15 further credits at merit in science subjects. English Language and Maths GCSEs required at grade C/4 or above as separate qualifications
  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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