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  • Qualification

    Master of Pharmacy (with Honours) - MPharm (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Overview**If you want to make a difference in the world using modern drug technology, this accredited MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy degree will help you play your part in the pharmaceutical advances of the future. On this Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) honours degree, accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), you'll learn the fundamentals of medical chemistry, and explore how diseases affect the human body and the most effective ways to treat them. You'll study topics including medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and therapeutics. And you’ll learn how to advise patients and medical professionals about administering medicines, and how to dispense drugs safely. You’ll learn the fundamental skills of clinical reasoning and practice clinical examination skills to aid in the diagnosis and potential prescribing for patients with a range of conditions. You’ll learn to carry out cardiovascular, central nervous system, skeletal system and respiratory system examinations.You’ll practice your skills in the fully-stocked model pharmacy, consultation rooms, care home and hospital wards in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care. You'll also interact with patients and members of the public on placements in GP surgeries and hospitals, and check and dispense prescriptions as you shadow qualified pharmacists.After graduating from your Pharmacy degree, you can continue your journey to becoming a GPhC-registered Pharmacist, by completing a 52-week pre-registration placement. We'll support you to gain your pre-registration placement. Graduates also go into positions across drug development and formulation, and clinical trials.**Accredited by:**This course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).**What you'll experience**On this course you'll:- Be taught by pharmacy-qualified staff who have backgrounds in community and hospital pharmacy settings- Practise patient assessment skills on medical manikins and work-through realistic scenarios in our safe and secure Centre For Simulation In Healthcare- Get workplace experience by training in our fully stocked model pharmacy – you'll work through complicated cases in study groups, review hospital medication charts, and respond to medicine information queries- Interact with patients and members of the public with our local community pharmacy partners- Work alongside students from other healthcare disciplines, giving you an appreciation of all stages of the patient experience- Check and dispense prescriptions with real medication under the supervision of General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registered pharmacists- Go on placement in general practitioner surgeries and a mental health hospital in your final year in addition to community and hospital placements in other years across the course**Careers and opportunities**After the course, you can become a fully qualified pharmacist within a year by doing pre-registration training and passing the GPhC registration examination.Our Careers and Employability Service can support you in applying for the pre-registration training, helping with interview techniques and the application process. You'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.Areas you could work in include:- Drug development and formulation- Involvement with toxicity studies- Clinical trials- Marketing- Regulatory affairs- Medical writingYou'll get plenty of experience dealing with patients and the public on this course. Possible placement locations include:- Community pharmacies in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas- Local hospitals such as Queen Alexandra in Portsmouth, St. Richard's in Chichester, Southampton General Hospital, and Royal County Hospital in Winchester- GP surgeries in Portsmouth and surrounding areas- Solent NHS Trust’s

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - AAB

AAB-BBB, or equivalent, to include A level Chemistry, plus an A level in a second Science subject or Mathematics.For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.*Please note: A levels in Applied Science, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not normally accepted.All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview, which will include an admissions test. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) chec


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University of Portsmouth

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    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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    27th out of 46

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    4.18 84%



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