b230 - Pharmacy MPharm

Pharmacy MPharm Honours

UCAS Code: B230 (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

This MPharm degree will equip you with the professional skills, scientific knowledge and clinical experience to become a caring, ethical and effective pharmacist.

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At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
MPharm Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 36 points

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Pharmacists work in a variety of settings to provide essential healthcare services. Roles range from drug design and production to working in the community and the clinical setting.  

This four-year degree focuses on developing your scientific, technical and communication skills so that you can confidently pursue a career in this area.  

It is a highly rewarding field and graduates of pharmacy degrees enjoy high employment levels.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.


Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2019 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 KB).

See further policies related to admission.



Pharmacy careers

Pharmacy is a highly varied profession with a number of different possible career paths open to graduates. 

Pharmacy graduates are highly sought after and continue to be amongst the most employable professionals in the UK.

The majority of pharmacists work in community or hospital practice. Others work closely with general practitioners (primary care) or within the many areas of the pharmaceutical industry.

A career as a pharmacist is exciting and constantly changing. Our MPharm degree will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge base to effectively contribute to high-quality patient care, whichever section of the profession you ultimately choose.

Our research-led programme is designed to ensure that you develop a keen awareness of research methodology and to introduce you to our research communities of practice within the University.

At the end of your studies you will be able to work within the breadth of fields traditionally associated with pharmacy, as well as having access to a range of postgraduate study opportunities.

Some graduates complete their pre-registration training then choose to return to higher education to complete a research degree. You can also take a PhD as part of your pre-registration training year, providing the other six months is in a patient-facing environment.     


Fees and Funding



Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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