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Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who are experts in medicines, with a detailed understanding of the scientific basis of therapy. The MPharm programme integrates pharmaceutical science into the practice of clinical pharmacy. We offer you the opportunity to become a confident and competent healthcare professional with patient safety and wellbeing as your primary concern.

  • The UCL School of Pharmacy is one of the most highly rated pharmacy schools in the UK, with a long tradition of academic and research excellence.

  • The programme includes contact with patients from the start, in the form of pharmacy visits and patient interviews. You will have the chance to study abroad during the fourth year.

  • The UCL School of Pharmacy has a dedicated pre-registration co-ordinator and an excellent graduate employment rate.

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who are experts in medicines, with a detailed understanding of the scientific basis of therapy. The MPharm programme integrates pharmaceutical science into the practice of clinical pharmacy. We offer you the opportunity to become a confident and competent healthcare professional with patient safety and wellbeing as your primary...

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Course Content

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)

Body Systems and Therapeutics I
Chemistry of Medicines
Making Safe and Effective Medicines
The Role of the Pharmacist in Health Care

Optional modules

All first-year modules are compulsory.

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

Body Systems and Therapeutics II
Body Systems and Therapeutics III
Clinical and Professional Considerations
Medicines from the Bench to the Clinic

Optional modules

All second-year modules are compulsory.

Year 3

Core or compulsory module(s)

Body Systems and Therapeutics IV
Communicating Science and Practice
Future Design, Delivery and Administration of Medicines

Optional modules

You will choose from a wide range of specialist options.

Year 4

Core or compulsory module(s)

Advancement of Practice through Science
Preparation for Professional Practice
Research Project

Optional modules

All final-year modules are compulsory.

Year 1 Core or compulsory module(s) Body Systems and Therapeutics I Chemistry of Medicines Making Safe and Effective Medicines The Role of the Pharmacist in Health Care Optional modules All first-year modules are compulsory. Year 2 Core or...

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades

AAB

Subjects

Chemistry and either Biology, Mathematics or Physics required.

GCSEs

English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

Contextual offer

Grades

BBB (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

Chemistry and either Biology, Mathematics or Physics required.

GCSEs

English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-requirements

IB Diploma

Points

36

Subjects

A total of 17 points in three higher level subjects including Chemistry and one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics, with no score below 5.

Contextual offer

Points

32 (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

A total of 15 points in three higher level subjects to include Chemistry and one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics, with no score below 5.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

A Levels Grades AAB Subjects Chemistry and either Biology, Mathematics or Physics required. GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or...

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Assessment Methods

Your performance is assessed through a combination of coursework, essays, controlled assessments of coursework, MCQs, practical exams (OCSEs), portfolios, short answer questions and extended written case studies in examinations as well as integrated examination questions and a research project. Coursework contributes about 40% and examinations about 60% to your final mark.

Your performance is assessed through a combination of coursework, essays, controlled assessments of coursework, MCQs, practical exams (OCSEs), portfolios, short answer questions and extended written case studies in examinations as well as integrated examination questions and a research project. Coursework contributes about 40% and examinations about 60% to your final mark.