Undergraduate MPharm

Pharmacy
with Preparatory Year

Take the first step towards a rewarding career in pharmacy supporting hospitals, patients and communities.
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2024

Course overview

Become the point of contact for patients for the safe and effective use of medicines. Our four-year Pharmacy programme prepares you for a successful career as a pharmacist in community or hospital settings.

Hosted at the Medway School of Pharmacy, our fully accredited programme is based on three interlinked themes: practitioner and patient; medicines design and manufacture; the patient; and disease and drug action. Our curriculum is outcomes-focused and designed to prepare you for your future professional practice. You study basic and applied science as well as clinical and professional practice, all in the context of patient care. You will also undertake external placements throughout your course, so that by the time you graduate you have the skills and the confidence to kickstart your career.

Preparatory Year 

The foundation year helps you adapt to the higher education system and to develop and embed key academic and employability skills.  

Why study Pharmacy at Kent?

World-class facilities

Regular investment in our facilities ensures that you will be developing as a pharmacist in a world-class learning environment

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Full Accreditation

The Medway School of Pharmacy has achieved full accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council and is recognised as an established school of pharmacy.  

Build your network

The British Pharmaceutical Student Association holds local branch meetings at Medway and runs conferences and seminars - get involved and build your network. 

Get hands on

We make use of tutorials, workshops and practical laboratory classes as well as in-house simulation-based learning to foster your understanding and development.

A welcoming community

You can join the student-led Medway Pharmacy Students' Association who organise a number of social activities such as trips, movie nights and sporting events.  

Everything you need to know about our Pharmacy course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
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The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

Our curriculum is outcomes-focused and designed to prepare you for your future professional practice. You study basic and applied science as well as clinical and professional practice, all in the context of patient care. We teach core themes of biological sciences, chemistry and drug delivery as part of integrated modules based around body systems.

How you'll study

A range of teaching methods will be used from traditional lectures and video recordings, seminars, tutorials, laboratory sessions, practical's, online work, reading, independent study, reflecting on assignment feedback and practice-based learning.

Your future

At the Medway School of Pharmacy our teaching, assessments and facilities are designed not only to ensure a high-level student experience, but to embed employability at every turn. Our extensive network of teacher practitioners are there to provide guidance for your studies and professional development. They will support you through a number of external placements in hospitals and community pharmacies.

In your first year, you spend one and a half days in a community pharmacy. You then spend three days in hospital and one week in a community pharmacy during your second year of study. In Year 3, you go out to a hospital and a community pharmacy for one week each. A self-arranged two-week placement in a community pharmacy, hospital, GP surgery or industry is part of your final year of study.

This extensive support and work experience you receive ensures that after you have the skills and confidence to launch your career.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £22,700
  • International
    £22,700

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

New students are subject to a number of small mandatory costs at the start of their course of around £50 in total.

  • We ask that all students purchase lab coats, safety glasses and a notebook at a cost price of £18.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

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Full-time applicants

When you are applying for the MPharm degree, please apply to the Medway School of Pharmacy, UCAS institution code name MEDSP, institution code M62.

Full-time applicants (including international applicants) should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) system. If you need help or advice on your application, you should speak with your careers adviser or contact UCAS Customer Contact Centre. You can also write to UCAS at:

UCAS Customer Contact Centre,
PO Box 28,
Cheltenham
GL52 3LZ

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