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    This year I am applying through UCAS for 2017 entry to do Pharmacy (MPharm) at university and but I am not sure if I meet the requirements on the website about relevant work experience.

    On the site it says that a candidate should have work experience in a pharmacy or "a related healthcare discipline". I do not have formal work experience in a pharmacy or with a pharmacist however I have volunteered in a pharmacy store of a hospital and taken part in a research project on how pharmacists are perfect to help relieve the pressure off GP's but the general public aren't aware on the services pharmacists provide outside of dispensing drugs and it's in the process of getting published. Despite my inexperience in an environment directly related to pharmacy, I definitely have an awareness of the importance of the NHS values as both my parents work for the NHS and my sister is studying to become a pharmacist.

    I would definitely like the opportunity to study at Bath not just because of its stunning location and excellent pharmacy and pharmacology department, but also its research on how drugs can help prostate cancer is amazingly interesting to me.
    Please help me figure out if i should still apply!!

    I'm sorry this has gone unnoticed for a few a currently Bath student - you absolutely should apply. Absolutely should apply. If you can convey this much genuine passion and enthusiasm for the course in your personal statement and/or interview you stand as good a chance as anybody else.The work experience you have is close enough - the admission team aren't aiming for students to box tick requirements, they want to know if you know what studying pharmacy's all about. As long as you can show genuine heartfelt passion for the course, and a good understanding of what you're letting yourself in for - evidence that you know you're applying for the right degree - then that's all they're looking to see out of the so called work experience box. You've done more than enough in that regard, so please do apply and I wish you all the very best of luck in your application Richard
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