The MPharm degree is a pre-requisite to commence a pre-registration year, followed by an examination, leading to registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
The course aims to provide the student with the relevant knowledge combined with the personal and professional skills required by the profession. The MPharm has been designed to fully integrate, from day one, the science of medicines, with the clinical patient-facing skills and professional skills in the context of current and future pharmacy practice.
The science includes how drugs are discovered and produced, how they interact with the body to treat or prevent disease and how the body interacts with medicines. It includes an understanding of how we evaluate medicines for safety and effectiveness.
The patient-facing skills include 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.
The School of Pharmacy has developed extensive links with hospital and community pharmacy and with the pharmaceutical industry in the region and on a national and international level. An external advisory group, which include patient representatives, have and continue to provide guidance on curriculum development and teaching for the MPharm.
Career prospects for pharmacists are excellent in terms of taking responsibility for optimising the discovery, development, assessment and safe and effective use of medicines in society.
Pharmacists are to be found within the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies, undertaking a variety of roles such as research and development, or regulatory and drug safety roles. Increasingly pharmacists are to be found working in primary care, often as prescribing pharmacists with general practitioners. Within hospital pharmacy many pharmacists work as full time clinical pharmacists, providing direct care to patients and may achieve a consultant rank. Within community pharmacy practice, the role of the pharmacist is continually expanding to include medication reviews, early diagnosis and public health initiatives, particularly in healthy living pharmacies.
Many pharmacy graduates undertake post-graduate qualifications, such as diplomas, professional doctorates and PhDs by research.
In addition the transferable skills such as communication skills, problem solving and decision-making skills are valuable in many other spheres of employment.
You may wish to further your studies to MSc, MPhil or PhD level, and if you decide to do so, we hope to see you back at Lincoln.
While you are at the University of Lincoln, you will have different services at your disposal that will help you best prepare for your future career.
The University's Careers & Employability Team offers qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University and once you graduate.
This service includes one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. Having achieved new knowledge and skills, you will be fully supported to fulfil your career ambitions.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world. It advertises a range of graduate positions around the country.
M.Pharm students will have the opportunity to undertake placements within hospital, community, primary care and industrial pharmacy; these will be integrated to support the students learning and development. As part of the placement program, students will have their own practicing pharmacist mentor for the duration of their studies.
Student as Producer is a development of the University of Lincoln's policy of research-informed teaching to research-engaged teaching. Research-engaged teaching involves more research and research-like activities at the core of the undergraduate curriculum. A significant amount of teaching at the University of Lincoln is already research-engaged.
Student as Producer will make research-engaged teaching an institutional priority, across all colleges and subject areas. In this way students become part of the academic project of the University and collaborators with academics in the production of knowledge and meaning. Research-engaged teaching is grounded in the intellectual history and tradition of the modern university.
The University of Lincoln is developing a £14m world-class science and innovation park in association with the Lincolnshire Co-operative. The School will be housed in a landmark 1930s art deco styled building, displaying features typical of that period, which will be refurbished to a high standard to create state-of-the-art laboratories and clinical teaching spaces, together with the existing £5.5m Science Centre.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
320 Points from a minimum of 3 A levels, to include 80 points from A level Chemistry or Biology plus 80 points from another A level science
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Lincoln.
All Schools of Pharmacy in Great Britain are accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/ which is the regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain. Recently (May 2011) the GPhC has introduced new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists called Future Pharmacists.
The MPharm course at Lincoln is being specifically designed to meet these new standards and to produce the next generation of Future Pharmacists. All new Pharmacy Schools such as Lincoln are subject to seven, stepwise annual inspections as the course is being designed and taught, receiving full accreditation for the next 6 years as the first students graduate.
Because of this rigorous process you can be confident that the School will meet the standards throughout its development. Further information can be found on the GPhC website together with accreditation reports from all the current schools.