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Pharmacy MPharm

  • Typical offer: 320
  • Duration: 4 years Full-time
  • UCAS code: B230
  • Includes a placement year
  • Suitable for International students



Course highlight

98 % of our 2012 Pharmacy graduates (most recent data) found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Pharmacy is a broad and challenging profession in which pharmacists are key members of the healthcare team in the community and hospitals.

We are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and have a separate leadership body known as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.


Entry to the profession of pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Both our MPharm programmes have recently been fully reaccredited for the maximum period of six years by the GPhC.

Why Bradford?

In September 2012 we started to deliver our newlyaccredited and innovative pharmacy curriculum using team-based learning, built with advice from leading pharmacists, employers, recent graduates, patients and other key stakeholders to ensure patients get the best out of their medicines.

We were the first UK University to offer the 5-year practice-integrated MPharm programme which allows you to qualify as a pharmacist when you leave university and we have run this course successfully for over 40 years.

Alternatively you can choose the 4-year continuous programme where you complete your one-year pre-registration training after graduation.

The 5-year programme embeds two separate six-month periods of pre-registration experience within the course, and gives you the opportunity to experience two different aspects of pharmaceutical practice (usually hospital and community practice), thereby broadening your experience. Each sixmonth placement is arranged and supervised by the School, and the two-placement structure brings you into contact with a wide range of patients, employers and healthcare professionals.


These are the current modules for 2013/14. Modules may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures.


  • Capability in Pharmacy 1,2,3 & 4
  • Consultation Skills A - Minor Ailments
  • Consultation Skills B - Long-term Conditions
  • Consultation Skills C - Optimal Medicines Use
  • Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 1 - Molecules to Systems
  • Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 2 - Life Cycle of Medicines
  • Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 3 - Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Foundation Studies for Pharmacy 4 - Prescription Processing
  • Nutrition, Metabolism & Reproduction 1 & 2
  • Senses, Thoughts and Movement 1 & 2
  • Student-Selected Component
  • Transport 1 & 2 - Cardiovascular, Urinary & Respiratory

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

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Career Prospects

A career in pharmacy allows you to work in a variety of different sectors such as community, hospital, industry, primary care, GP Practice, academia.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2012 Pharmacy graduates on the four-year course was £17,773 for a pre-registration placement.

The average starting salary for our 2012 Pharmacy graduates on the fiveyear course (registered Pharmacists) was £32,350.

Entry requirements

Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 320

A levels:

Typically from 3 A-level subjects – with 220 points (A,B) from Chemistry and one other Science subject, and 100 points from one other subject, or 2 A-level subjects, one of which must be Chemistry, plus 2 science AS levels. General Studies and Critical Thinking points are not considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDD from the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science with the following units: Maths and Stats for Science Technicians OR Mathematical Tools in Science AND Using Statistics; PLUS four Chemistry units - all at Distinction.

Plus minimum of:

A-level applicants: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English, Maths and Science.

BTEC applicants: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English and Maths, as well as 2 science subjects at minimum grade B

Additional entry requirements:

  • As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.
  • All places are offered subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.

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How do I find out more?

For more information contact the Student Support Office

This is the most up to date course information for 2013/2014. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.