Pharmacy with Integrated Training Year - MPharm, (International students only)

Pharmacists are clinical professionals working at the frontline of healthcare with expertise in the science of medicines. A career as a pharmacist goes beyond dispensing medicines and offers exciting career opportunities in primary care, secondary care, community pharmacies and within the global pharmaceutical industry.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Integrated Master's

Location

Subject area / School

UCAS code

  • B233

Duration of study

  • 5 years

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Why study Pharmacy with Integrated Training Year at Keele University?

Top 10 in England for Pharmacy, Guardian University League Table 2022 *among universities offering MPharm
Innovative and engaging teaching and learning experiences including KARE virtual patient programme
Top 10 for Pharmacy in the UK for Student Satisfaction, National Student Survey 2021
Hands-on, course-linked placements in the community, hospital sectors, and other areas such as industry and primary care
Strong emphasis on employability skills and knowledge
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Dhanesh, Pharmacy

"I graduated at Keele with a Masters in Pharmacy and I’m now working as a trainee pharmacist at Boots. I chose Keele University because I fell in love with the campus when I came for the Open Day. I really felt the warmth and approachableness of all the staff. There is a real sense of community at Keele, they treat you as an individual. The pharmacy course here is different, really innovative with great use of technology such as 3D cinema and augmented reality. I was sent on placement to a range of community pharmacies and clinical placements in local hospitals. I was well supported by the placement team and the tutors themselves. It instilled a sense of confidence in me, putting my theory into practice, interacting with patients and dealing with real-world situations."

Dhanesh, Pharmacy

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Pharmacy at Keele

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Foundation year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.

This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.

Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

Course Content

Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.

This Foundation Year is a two semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the MPharm Pharmacy course. For example, in the Academic and Professional Development for Health module you will begin to develop an awareness of professional standards that you will be working to in your degree and professional career. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do.

On this Foundation Year, we will advance your knowledge of human biology and chemistry, giving you a solid grasp of body systems, science and lab work. You'll develop safe, professional laboratory skills and get to know the mathematical techniques and quantitative methods used across health science-related and social care programmes. You will also be introduced to concepts relating to organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry.

Throughout the programme, you will develop subject-specific and broad based skills that will be invaluable in your academic career and beyond. You can find out more about our Foundation Year, Including Information on learning, teaching and assessment methods and further opportunities available to you by visiting our homepage.

Course Structure

The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.

Semester One Modules

FYO-00237 Foundations of Human Biology for Health 15 credits
 FYO-00241 Foundations of Chemistry for Health 15 credits
FYO-00213 Foundations of Numerical and Quantitative Methods for Health Students 15 credits

Semester Two Modules

FYO-00239 Advancing Human Biology for Health 30 credits
FYO-00191 Advancing Chemistry for Health 30 credits

Year Long modules (Semesters One and Two)

FYO-00181 Academic and Professional Development for Health 15 credits

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The information contained in this tab is for the MPharm Pharmacy with Foundation Year programme. 

CRIMINAL RECORDS DECLARATION (DBS/DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND)

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates.

HEALTH CHECKS

A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.

INTERVIEW

If you meet the academic entry requirements you will be offered an interview. The interview will be conducted virtually by an academic from the School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering using Microsoft Teams. Interviews will take place on Wednesday afternoons throughout the year. If you are successful at interview you will be made an offer.

A-levels

Subjects NOT accepted

Alternative Qualifications

Additional GCSE requirements

A-level grades BBB are required if not taking A-level Chemistry or Biology. A-level grades CCC are required if taking A-level Chemistry or Biology. In addition applicants are required to have a successful interview

EPQ, General Studies and Critical Thinking

Further information

GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4) and Maths at grade C (or 4).

  

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS 

To progress to Year 1, students will be required to achieve an average of 40% from the Semester 1 modules, plus a 65% average from the remaining 75 credits to give a total of 120 credits. You will also be required to complete a declaration stating no change in your fitness to practice.

How to Apply

UCAS Applications

Visit UCAS for applications. You should apply for Pharmacy with Foundation Year

UCAS code: B231

Direct Entry Students

If you are a UK or EU student, already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.

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