Pharmacy with Integrated Training Year 

(2018 Entry)

MPharm (only available to international students)

As well as innovative teaching practice and state-of-the-art facilities, you will gain invaluable work experience to prepare you for your future career.

Integrated master's
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5 years

UCAS code: B233

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Course Overview

Pharmacy with Integrated Training Year

School link:
School of Pharmacy

Integrated Master’s awards are delivered through a programme that combines study at the level of a Bachelors degree with honours to study at Master’s level. The 5 year MPharm (with Integrated Training Year) shares the same indicative modules 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. In common with all other UK Schools of Pharmacy, Keele requires external accreditation of its course by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The MPharm programme achieved full accreditation in May 2010 and we were successfully reaccredited in December 2014.

*The School of Pharmacy is working towards accreditation and the course will be provisionally accredited until the programme receives full accreditation. Please visit for further information.

What will this mean for my future?

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.

Indicative modules

The 5 year MPharm course (with Integrated Training Year) shares the same core topics of the four year MPharm course (see below). Graduates from the 5 year MPharm course are required to take and pass the GPhC's registration assessment before they can register to practise as a pharmacist.

Core topics can include:

  • The roles required of the modern pharmacist
  • The underpinning science essential for the practice of pharmacy
  • Legal, ethical and professional aspects of healthcare
  • Service quality and standards applying to pharmacy
  • Understanding the signs and symptoms of illness
  • Improving the public's health
  • Medicines management
  • Advice to other healthcare providers