Key Information

Full-time

4 Years

Typical Offer

ABB (128 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

B230

Course Code

PHRPHRUM

Key Information

Full-time

4 Years

Typical Offer

ABB (128 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

B230

Course Code

PHRPHRUM

MPharm Pharmacy MPharm Pharmacy

Pharmacy and Pharmacology at Lincoln is ranked 8th overall in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Key Information

Full-time

4 Years

Typical Offer

ABB (128 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

B230

Course Code

PHRPHRUM

Key Information

Full-time

4 Years

Typical Offer

ABB (128 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

B230

Course Code

PHRPHRUM

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Penny Mosley - Programme Leader

Penny Mosley - Programme Leader

Penny began her professional career at Boots the Chemists, and worked her way through pharmacy and store management to become a Professional Development and Primary Care Pharmacist. As well now working at the University of Lincoln she also works as a local tutor for the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. She also teaches the new primary care study sessions for the East Midlands region which supports community pharmacists to develop their skills to begin working with General Practitioners.

School Staff List

Welcome to MPharm Pharmacy

The MPharm course at Lincoln combines the science of medicines and disease with the development of the patient-facing decision-making skills and professional practice required by modern pharmacists.

Our School of Pharmacy is involved in innovative projects to develop new models of pharmaceutical care. Students can learn from, and work alongside, our team of academics who aim to develop the next generation of pharmacists to shape and develop future pharmacy practice.

The course introduces the science underpinning how drugs are developed and produced and how they interact with the body to treat and prevent disease. It includes an understanding of how we evaluate medicines for safety and effectiveness. The patient-facing skills include developing the clinical decision-making and communication skills required to translate and apply the science to optimise treatment for individual patients within the different sectors of pharmacy practice.

This degree aims to enable students to develop the relevant knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting profession. The Lincoln MPharm qualification enables graduates, once they have completed an additional pre-registration year and passed a final national registration assessment, to apply for registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

The University of Lincoln’s School of Pharmacy has excellent links with local hospitals, community pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, providing opportunities to develop students' clinical learning and skills within a wide range of practices and patient-facing environments throughout the course.

MPharm students will have the opportunity to undertake placements within hospital, community, and primary care; these will be integrated throughout the curriculum to support students’ learning and development. As part of the placement programme the School will arrange, and cover the cost of travel for those students whose placement is outside a 10 mile radius of Lincoln.

Welcome to MPharm Pharmacy

The MPharm course at Lincoln combines the science of medicines and disease with the development of the patient-facing decision-making skills and professional practice required by modern pharmacists.

Our School of Pharmacy is involved in innovative projects to develop new models of pharmaceutical care. Students can learn from, and work alongside, our team of academics who aim to develop the next generation of pharmacists to shape and develop future pharmacy practice.

The course introduces the science underpinning how drugs are developed and produced and how they interact with the body to treat and prevent disease. It includes an understanding of how we evaluate medicines for safety and effectiveness. The patient-facing skills include developing the clinical decision-making and communication skills required to translate and apply the science to optimise treatment for individual patients within the different sectors of pharmacy practice.

This degree aims to enable students to develop the relevant knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting profession. The Lincoln MPharm qualification enables graduates, once they have completed an additional pre-registration year and passed a final national registration assessment, to apply for registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

The University of Lincoln’s School of Pharmacy has excellent links with local hospitals, community pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, providing opportunities to develop students' clinical learning and skills within a wide range of practices and patient-facing environments throughout the course.

MPharm students will have the opportunity to undertake placements within hospital, community, and primary care; these will be integrated throughout the curriculum to support students’ learning and development. As part of the placement programme the School will arrange, and cover the cost of travel for those students whose placement is outside a 10 mile radius of Lincoln.

How You Study

Two fully integrated pharmacy modules are taught each year, making a total of eight modules. These follow the life cycle of the patient, initially in a healthy state, and then the same modules are studied from the perspective of disease and ill health.

The course is taught within the context of the medical conditions that patients present, and is structured around a typical patient’s life cycle. It is supported by case studies and patient-facing activities, which increase in complexity as the course progresses and the patient ages.

Students can learn within the context of the common conditions that present at that stage of life, supported by case studies. These fall within several therapeutic learning threads, that will be revisited and develop as the course progresses, and the complexity of care increases. The course will incorporate important aspects of pharmaceutical care, clinical and professional skills and health promotion integrated with the underlying science of the diseases and of the medicines used.

The science (how medicines work, how patients work) and the professional skills (how pharmacists work) are taught in an integrated fashion in the context of the range of common clinical conditions a patient might experience. For example:

Level 1 (Early Years)

  • Immunological and Inflammatory Disease – Infant Allergy, Atopic Eczema
  • Infectious Disease – Conjunctivitis, Childhood Infections, Vaccinations
  • Cancer – Leukaemia
  • Special Topics – Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Drugs, Blood and Anaemia

Level 2 (Young Adults)

  • Immunological and Inflammatory Disease – Asthma, Hay Fever, Contact Dermatitis
  • Infectious Disease – STD
  • Cancer – Testicular Cancer, Ovarian Cancer
  • Special Topics – Accidents and Emergency, Critical Care
  • Degenerative and Genetic Disease – Cystic Fibrosis
  • Central Nervous System – Schizophrenia, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Epilepsy, Drugs in Sport
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disease – Type 1 Diabetes, Contraception, Fertility, Thyroid

Level 3 (Middle Aged)

  • Immunological and Inflammatory Disease – Inflammatory Bowel Disease, RA, Psoriasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Infectious Disease – Urinary Tract Infection, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Cancer – Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Special Topics – Travel, Neonatal Care
  • Degenerative and Genetic Disease – Men’s Health, Huntington’s, Musculoskeletal (OA/Pain), Incontinence
  • Central Nervous System – BAD, Anxiety and Depression
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disease – Type 2 Diabetes, Gout, Addison’s, Lipid Disorders, Menopause, Liver and Nutritional Diseases
  • Vascular Disease – Hypertension, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Stroke, AF

Level 4 (Twilight Years)

  • Infectious Disease – Pneumonia, Influenza
  • Cancer – Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer
  • Special Topics – Palliative Care
  • Degenerative and Genetic Disease – Parkinson’s Disease
  • Central Nervous System – Insomnia, Alzheimer’s
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disease – Osteoporosis
  • Vascular Disease – Congestive Heart Failure, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Chronic Kidney Disease.

The course is taught through integrated learning sessions, workshops and tutorials, laboratory and physiology practicals, group tutorials, problem-based learning, placements, and health promotion activities in the community. Students may also have the opportunity to work with patients in our consultation rooms.

The MPharm provides a structured placement programme over all 4 years in community and hospital pharmacies, GP practices, and a variety of others locations including hospices, critical care, and AddAction.

Independent Study

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

Two fully integrated pharmacy modules are taught each year, making a total of eight modules. These follow the life cycle of the patient, initially in a healthy state, and then the same modules are studied from the perspective of disease and ill health.

The course is taught within the context of the medical conditions that patients present, and is structured around a typical patient’s life cycle. It is supported by case studies and patient-facing activities, which increase in complexity as the course progresses and the patient ages.

Students can learn within the context of the common conditions that present at that stage of life, supported by case studies. These fall within several therapeutic learning threads, that will be revisited and develop as the course progresses, and the complexity of care increases. The course will incorporate important aspects of pharmaceutical care, clinical and professional skills and health promotion integrated with the underlying science of the diseases and of the medicines used.

The science (how medicines work, how patients work) and the professional skills (how pharmacists work) are taught in an integrated fashion in the context of the range of common clinical conditions a patient might experience. For example:

Level 1 (Early Years)

  • Immunological and Inflammatory Disease – Infant Allergy, Atopic Eczema
  • Infectious Disease – Conjunctivitis, Childhood Infections, Vaccinations
  • Cancer – Leukaemia
  • Special Topics – Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Drugs, Blood and Anaemia

Level 2 (Young Adults)

  • Immunological and Inflammatory Disease – Asthma, Hay Fever, Contact Dermatitis
  • Infectious Disease – STD
  • Cancer – Testicular Cancer, Ovarian Cancer
  • Special Topics – Accidents and Emergency, Critical Care
  • Degenerative and Genetic Disease – Cystic Fibrosis
  • Central Nervous System – Schizophrenia, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Epilepsy, Drugs in Sport
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disease – Type 1 Diabetes, Contraception, Fertility, Thyroid

Level 3 (Middle Aged)

  • Immunological and Inflammatory Disease – Inflammatory Bowel Disease, RA, Psoriasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Infectious Disease – Urinary Tract Infection, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Cancer – Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Special Topics – Travel, Neonatal Care
  • Degenerative and Genetic Disease – Men’s Health, Huntington’s, Musculoskeletal (OA/Pain), Incontinence
  • Central Nervous System – BAD, Anxiety and Depression
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disease – Type 2 Diabetes, Gout, Addison’s, Lipid Disorders, Menopause, Liver and Nutritional Diseases
  • Vascular Disease – Hypertension, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Stroke, AF

Level 4 (Twilight Years)

  • Infectious Disease – Pneumonia, Influenza
  • Cancer – Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer
  • Special Topics – Palliative Care
  • Degenerative and Genetic Disease – Parkinson’s Disease
  • Central Nervous System – Insomnia, Alzheimer’s
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disease – Osteoporosis
  • Vascular Disease – Congestive Heart Failure, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Chronic Kidney Disease.

The course is taught through integrated learning sessions, workshops and tutorials, laboratory and physiology practicals, group tutorials, problem-based learning, placements, and health promotion activities in the community. Students may also have the opportunity to work with patients in our consultation rooms.

The MPharm provides a structured placement programme over all 4 years in community and hospital pharmacies, GP practices, and a variety of others locations including hospices, critical care, and a mental health trust.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to the profession of pharmacy, its roles and responsibilities and the National Health Service. An integrated approach will be used to teach the pharmaceutical sciences (how patients and medicines work), clinical therapeutics (how medicines are used) and practice skills (how pharmacists work) around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in parenthood/early years, such as childhood allergy. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous module and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in parenthood/early years, such as childhood infections. They will again be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in young adults, such as Asthma and critical care, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in young adults, such as Schizophrenia and drug and alcohol abuse, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will again be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in middle age, such as a range of GI disease and cancer, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. These will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences (how patients and medicines work), clinical therapeutics (how medicines are used) and practice skills (how pharmacists work) around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in middle age, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, anxiety and depression integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

This module will give students the opportunity to demonstrate an expertise in a selected area of pharmaceutical research by designing and implementing a research project. The module allows students the opportunity to specialise in topics of interest at Master's level, and include extended placements.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in older age, such as insomnia, dementia and Parkinson’s disease, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to the profession of pharmacy, its roles and responsibilities and the National Health Service. An integrated approach will be used to teach the pharmaceutical sciences (how patients and medicines work), clinical therapeutics (how medicines are used) and practice skills (how pharmacists work) around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in parenthood/early years, such as childhood allergy. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous module and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in parenthood/early years, such as childhood infections. They will again be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in young adults, such as Asthma and critical care, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in young adults, such as Schizophrenia and drug and alcohol abuse, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will again be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in middle age, such as a range of GI disease and cancer, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. These will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences (how patients and medicines work), clinical therapeutics (how medicines are used) and practice skills (how pharmacists work) around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in middle age, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, anxiety and depression integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

Module Overview

This module will give students the opportunity to demonstrate an expertise in a selected area of pharmaceutical research by designing and implementing a research project. The module allows students the opportunity to specialise in topics of interest at Master's level, and include extended placements.

Module Overview

An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in older age, such as insomnia, dementia and Parkinson’s disease, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

Assessment methods include formal examinations, presentations, course tests and laboratory reports. In addition, MPharm students will be assessed by observed structured clinical examinations (OSCES) with patients or actors; case-based discussions and care planning; problem-based learning, and a professional portfolio.

These will address the professional requirement that students are assessed on their ability to understand knowledge, place it in context, can demonstrate they have the skills to apply the knowledge in a simulated environment and in practice.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Assessment methods include formal examinations, presentations, course tests and laboratory reports. In addition, MPharm students will be assessed by observed structured clinical examinations (OSCES) with patients or actors; case-based discussions and care planning; problem-based learning, and a professional portfolio.

These will address the professional requirement that students are assessed on their ability to understand knowledge, place it in context, can demonstrate they have the skills to apply the knowledge in a simulated environment and in practice.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: ABB, to include a minimum grade B in Biology or Chemistry plus a minimum grade B in a second Science subject.
(Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physics, Geography, Applied Science, Maths or Further Maths are accepted. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project qualifications are not accepted.)

International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall to include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology or Chemistry and Higher Level grade 5 in a second Science subject.
(Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Psychology are accepted).

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

BTEC Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science will be considered dependent on other qualifications studied. Please contact our Admissions team for further information (admissions@lincoln.ac.uk).

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Biology or Chemistry and 15 credits in a second Science subject.

Applicants will also need at least Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Science Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/sfysfyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: ABB, to include a minimum grade B in Biology or Chemistry plus a minimum grade B in a second Science subject.
(Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physics, Geography, Applied Science, Maths or Further Maths are accepted. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project qualifications are not accepted.)

International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall to include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology or Chemistry and Higher Level grade 5 in a second Science subject. (Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Psychology are accepted).

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

BTEC Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science will be considered dependent on other qualifications studied. Please contact our Admissions team for further information (admissions@lincoln.ac.uk).

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Biology or Chemistry and 15 credits in a second Science subject.

Applicants will also need at least Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Science Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/sfysfyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Interviews

All MPharm Pharmacy applicants will be required to attend an interview (which will include group activities). This is a condition for making applicants an offer. Applicants will receive an invitation to attend an interview via UCAS Track. Alternative arrangements will be considered for applicants who cannot attend, e.g. if based overseas or applicants with disabilities.

Features

The School teaching staff include a mixture of pharmaceutical scientists and registered pharmacists. Local teacher-practitioners will also be involved in MPharm teaching and placement supervision.

Students will have the opportunity to learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, which will be supported by workshops, tutorials, seminars, computer-based learning, and practical classes. In addition students can learn through patient-based learning, problem-based case studies and problem-based practical classes, interprofessional learning, and individual research projects.

Patient-based learning: MPharm Students can work with patients throughout the course to develop their communication, consultation, and clinical skills such as care planning and clinical decision-making. This will be taught through placements, within our clinical skills unit, and by engaging in health related outreach projects with the student body of the University and wider community. Costs relating to placements are outlined in the Placements section.

Problem-based learning: Students will have the chance to work in smaller groups to evaluate specific problems relating to pharmaceutical sciences or clinical care under the guidance of a tutor to learn about a subject through problem-solving.

Interprofessional learning: MPharm students can work together with students of other disciplines such as nursing and social care to foster the development of good working relationships and shared care and gain an appreciation that pharmacists are an important part of a healthcare team.

Placements

MPharm students will have the opportunity to undertake placements within hospital, community, and primary care. These will be integrated throughout the curriculum to support students’ learning and development. As part of the placement programme the School will arrange, and cover the cost of travel for those students whose placement is outside a 10 mile radius of Lincoln. Outside of this, they will be required to cover their own transport, accommodation, and general living costs.

Accreditations and Memberships

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain. It is the accrediting body for pharmacy education and sets the standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists. The MPharm degree course at the University of Lincoln has now received full accreditation. Our graduates can progress to their pre-registration training, after which they can register as a pharmacist if they meet all of the stipulated professional criteria set by the GPhC. Further information can be found on the GPhC website together with accreditation reports from all of the Schools of Pharmacy. Please note that as the MPharm is a professional degree. We have to inform you that all students studying on an MPharm degree, must abide by the GPhC Standards for Pharmacy Professionals. Students studying to enter the pharmacy profession must abide by these standards at all times and demonstrate professional conduct in the same way as they will be expected to once they qualify as a registered pharmacist.

Career Opportunities

Pharmacy graduates may go on to work in a range of clinical environments, including hospitals, primary care and community pharmacies, and as non-medical prescribers. Other opportunities also exist in a variety of research and development roles within the pharmaceutical industry, and in academia in the UK and abroad.

"The School of Pharmacy at Lincoln has a close bond with the hospitals in Lincolnshire, the Co-operative pharmacies, and many other health trusts, which provides a wide range of placement opportunities and professional development."

Faatimah Patel, MPharm Pharmacy graduate

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