Humanities & Social Science,
CoursePharmacy MPharm (Hons)
Pharmacists are responsible for supplying medicines to patients and giving advice on correct dosage, explaining how to take prescribed drugs, and discussing any potential side effects.
They 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. Pharmacists also supervise the medicines supply chain and ensure that pharmacy premises and systems are fit for purpose.
With over 100 years of experience, our Leicester 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. 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.
Benefit from integrated work placements across all four years of the course.
Our graduates 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.
Learn in our dedicated teaching spaces with industry standard facilities – including a purpose-built practice suite and laboratories – and use our online, objective skills and diagnostic development tool created here at DMU.
Collaborative working with other future health and social care experts allows students and practitioners from a wide range of professions to learn together through our Inter-Professional Education (IPE), which has been commended as a beacon of good practice by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Learn about our award-winning, real-world research projects such as our life-changing development of the artificial pancreas, and dried blood-spot analysis.
Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme. Pharmacy students have visited New York to understand the healthcare provision provided by pharmacists in America and learned about the medicinal uses of hemp and cannabis on a trip to Amsterdam.