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Gain the practical and professional skills needed to work as a pharmacist in your chosen career path.

Key Facts



MPharm Pharmacy


Degree Duration

5 years :1 year pathway + 4 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023

Degree Overview

Becoming a Pharmacist means being responsible for supplying medicines to patients and giving advice on correct dosage, explaining how to take prescribed drugs, and discussing any potential side effects.

Pharmacists ensure that the supply of medicines is within the law and suitable for a particular patient and will liaise with other healthcare professionals or carers to offer help and advice.

They also supervise the medicines supply chain and ensure that pharmacy premises and systems are fit for purpose.

Leicester has over 100 years of experience, DMU’s School of Pharmacy will help provide you with the practical and professional skills needed to work as a pharmacist. With pharmacy being the third largest healthcare profession in the UK, your career opportunities are extensive and varied.

In this course you’ll study a range of topics including an introduction to pharmacy, cardiovascular/respiratory and infection/inflammation, preparing for practice, professional clinician, integrated patient care and more

  • You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Graduates of this course gain rewarding and stimulating careers in all pharmacy sectors – DMU students have gone on to work for major employers such as Boots, Lloyds and Well Pharmacy, and with NHS hospital trusts, primary care contractors, local commissioners, and within the global pharmaceutical industry.

This course is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

As part of this course you will have the opportunity to complete a work placement, which offers invaluable professional experience. This allows you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations under the supervision and guidance of professional practitioners.

Your Pathways

International Year Zero

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in
education to an inclusive, international curriculum with
over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.

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