48 months
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24500 GBP/year
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About

Set yourself on the path to a career as a qualified pharmacist, and develop the skills and knowledge needed in this constantly evolving sector with this MPharm Pharmacy course at the University of Reading.

Overview

An MPharm  is the only degree that will allow you to register as a qualified pharmacist, following a year of pre-registration training (see careers section below). This Pharmacy degree at the University of Reading is accredited by the pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council, and has been designed to reflect the changing roles of pharmacists.

You will learn how the body works, how medicines affect it, and how these medicines are designed. The course content focuses on the different areas of the body, such as the heart, and you will learn how, for each one, the chemistry, biology and pharmacology, pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice are interrelated. This will enable you to apply information to patient care right from the first year.

We will also provide you with information and techniques essential for work in pharmacy, including law, storage of medicines, processes for reducing errors, assessing prescriptions, and professional behaviour. Our pharmacy practice suite uses professional dispensing software and real medicines, in order to build up your experience of key processes and handling substances

As part of the course, all MPharm students will benefit from business and leadership lectures run by the award-winning Henley Business School. You will then have the option to invest in an additional module and assessment to gain a Certificate in Business Administration.

Additionally, you will develop your research skills throughout the course, and spend part of your final year working alongside internationally recognised researchers on a project of your choice. Past topics have included molecular pharmacology, medical technology, pharmacy practice, and drug synthesis, analysis and formulation.

Careers

In order to become a fully qualified pharmacist, you will need to complete a year of pre-registration training following graduation. During this time you will complete a portfolio of evidence of competence and take a further assessment, which is run by the pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council. During this year we will provide you with further support, including study documents and mock examinations.

95% of our graduates were in work and/or study within 15 months of graduating. Most students go on to work for community or hospital pharmacies, with a few moving into industry. A small number decide to embark on careers in other areas, such as teaching, or move on to further study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medicines Discovery, Design, Development and Delivery
  • Therapeutics and medicines optimisation: Molecules and Medicines
  • Delivering Pharmacy Services
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Enquiry
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Typical offer

  • ABB including minimum grade B in Chemistry and another science.
  • Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology, Computer Science, ICT).

GCSE

  • Mathematics at Grade 5 (B).
  • As part of the application process for this programme, you will be required to attend an interview.

International Baccalaureate

  • 32 points overall including 6 in Chemistry and 5 in another science, both at higher level

Extended Project Qualification

  • In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) provides to students for University study, we can now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.

BTEC Extended Diploma

  • DDM (Modules taken must be comparable to A level subjects specified)

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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