Our fully GPhC accredited MPharm (Hons) degree ensures that you will have the knowledge and skills to be a key member of the healthcare team – becoming a pharmacy expert, health advocate, communicator, collaborator, scholar and professional. You’ll study aspects of medicine development and use, from how medicines are formulated to how they work on the body to treat various diseases. We integrate science and practice throughout each of the four years of the degree, and ensure that your experiential learning increases year on year. Through structured placements in each year, you will gain an appreciation of the different sectors that pharmacists work in, and their role in these different teams. Each year you will participate in session working with the patient and the public, gaining the patient’s perspective, and ensuring that patient-centred care is at the heart of everything that we do. Every year, students will participate in inter-professional engagement sessions, working alongside medical, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, healthcare science, physicians’ associates, and social care students.
For the full GPhC report visit the website.
UCLan’s Pharmacy and Pharmacology provision is now ranked 15th in the UK according to the Guardian 2020 University Guide, having climbed 15 places over the past two years.
Full-time: Four Years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Journey of a medicine
Health and Disease
Foundations in Pharmacy Practice
Systems-Based Patient Care 1
Systems-Based Patient Care 2
Preparation for Professional Practice
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
BBB at A2 including Chemistry or Biology and one other science.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction* Distinction* Distinction*
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction with A Level Chemistry/Biology
Pass Access Course: 128 points including 15 Level 3 credits in Chemistry or Biology at Distinction, and 15 Level 3 credits in other science subjects at Distinction
IELTS: 7.0 with no subscore lower than 6.0
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English plus Chemistry and Biology if no A2 in that subject
Visa options for new applicants for the pharmacy pre-registration year
All international students from outside the European Economic Area, graduating with an MPharm
from a UK university, must apply for a visa in order to work in the UK i.e. to undertake their pre-registration training.
Information on visa options which may be suitable for the pre-registration training year can be found on the UK Visas and Immigration website. Students may wish to consider whether applying for Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsorship may be suitable for their particular circumstances. Note however, that the UK Visas and Immigration website provides current information; it is possible that there may be changes to visa and/or immigration policy by the time applicants start their pre-registration training - particularly in light of the recent Government response to the Migration and Advisory Committee Tier 2 report. See also: Tier 2 work visas - guidance for employers.
Applicants should be aware that it may not be possible for every international student to obtain a
visa for the pre-registration year. There is no guarantee that international students will be able to
stay in the UK to complete pre-registration training once they have completed an MPharm from a UK university.
For further guidance on visas for the pre-registration year please contact UCLan’s International Office, or RPS support via telephone 0845 257 2570, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
Pharmacy (MPharm), 2016
Although Michelle had a solid career working in the retail sector both in England and in Greece, she wanted to move into a profession which involved working with and helping people. Although initially torn deciding between working in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, Michelle jokes “the first two career paths involved blood and potentially gory situations so pharmacy won hands down!”
Pharmacy (MPharm), 2017
From High School onwards, Aamna Ahmed always had a passion for science, particularly chemistry, her favourite subject. Aamna studied A Level Chemistry, alongside Biology and Psychology at college and, knowing family and friends who went and studied pharmacy and excelled, decided to study MA Pharmacy (MPharm) at UCLan. After graduation, the master's graduate started her pre-registration year at Geloo Brothers Ltd, where she is currently working, in the hope of becoming a fully qualified pharmacist.
This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.