In Pharmacy, you’ll experience innovative and inclusive teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, visits and placements in hospital, community and industrial settings, all of which will prepare you for your future career.
Pharmacists play a key role in many aspects of the design, development, delivery, and optimisation of the use of medicines. They’re clinicians and scientists, with strong management and communication skills. These skills ensure that pharmacists are highly effective in community pharmacy, hospitals, GP surgeries, the pharmaceutical industry, academia, regulatory affairs and public health.
Pharmacists promote the safe and effective use of medicines and ensure quality patient care. Often, they are the first point of information for the public and other healthcare professionals, and as such must be effective communicators.
All aspects of the Pharmacy programme are taught in dedicated, well-equipped facilities using a combination of teaching methods. Placements form an important learning experience throughout all years of the course giving you the opportunity to place your learning in context within different working environments.
The 5 year MPharm (with Integrated Training Year) shares the same core topics of the four year MPharm course. The fourth year is split across years four to five, to provide opportunity for the Integrated Training Year.
Keele has excellent links with the local health service; dedicated teaching facilities; modern, well-equipped laboratories and analytical facilities; an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary teaching team; and a stimulating research environment. This course has been designed specifically for overseas students, integrating the pre-registration year into years 4 and 5 of the MPharm programme. Provisional accreditation has been achieved from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for this course. Please visit keele.ac.uk/pharmacy/undergraduate/ accreditation for further information.
The module details given above are indicative and will give you a good idea of the range of subjects that we teach. We regularly review our teaching to ensure that the modules we offer are up-to-date; therefore, the modules available to study are liable to change.
Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.
The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United Kingdom, European Union and International students.
A Level requirements
- A Level requirement AAB - ABB
- Biology or Chemistry. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Biology or Chemistry (England) **
- We do not accept Dual award Applied Science, Critical Thinking, General Studies, Maths and Further Maths in combination. Media Studies only accepted with both Chemistry and Biology
- Maths at B (or 5) unless taken to AS/ A Level
- English Language at C (or 4)
- BTEC requirements DDD in Applied Science
- You must have taken certain Science units. Please contact School of Pharmacy for further advice on email@example.com
- 34 - 36 points to include Higher Level Chemistry or Biology at 6.
Access to HE Diploma requirements
- Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 33 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 12 Level 3 credits at Merit. 30 credits are required in Biology and/ or Chemistry. Please contact School of Pharmacy for further advice on firstname.lastname@example.org
** Science practical only required from applicants taking reformed A level Biology, Chemistry or Physics in England
PREPARATION PROGRAMMES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for this course have the opportunity to study an International Foundation Year programme.
These courses are designed to prepare international students to enter into Keele University undergraduate degrees.
Fees and funding
Going to university can be a daunting as well as an exciting experience. It can be difficult to understand the true costs of being a student, as well as the financial support that is available to help you meet those costs.
We can help you to manage your funds, create a budget and ensure that you receive any funding for which you may be eligible. We also offer financial support such as the Keele University Hardship Fund and emergency loans.
For more information visit our money, advice and guidance section.
Pharmacists are the experts in drug discovery, development, preparation and usage of medicines. They are both professional scientists and qualified healthcare practitioners. Pharmacists work in hospitals, in the community, and in the pharmaceutical industry and also in a wide variety of other roles including academia, regulatory affairs, primary care, and the armed forces.
Regardless of which career you pursue after Keele, employers will want evidence of the range of skills and personal qualities you possess and which are required for the job. Your degree is clearly important in this respect but don’t forget the extra-curricular activities, positions of responsibility, jobs and voluntary work you may have been engaged in while studying at Keele. These activities allow you to demonstrate the skills and personal qualities required by employers and will be vital in your attempts to secure graduate employment.
It is estimated that 60% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline. This demonstrates the flexibility of many graduate employers when setting out their academic requirements and that students are not necessarily restricted to careers related to their degree.
The programme is planned as five 120-credit modules – one for each year of study. During each year teaching material is delivered within themes that are designed to integrate the physical and social sciences within the context of patient care and public health.
During Level 7 students have the opportunity to choose topics to study within an electives strand that is designed to complement their chosen career path within Pharmacy. Students will choose from a range of specialist topics taught in small seminar groups and an extended project. The number of specialist options chosen and the length / nature of the project may be varied to suit each student’s interests and aspirations.
Further details of the mapping of learning outcomes to themes are provided in the module guides for each level of study.
For further information on the content of modules currently offered please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az