Hii I'm a Keele MPharm student
The first 2 years are a lot of chemistry and maths and physics for how drugs are designed and made and their different formulations (capsules, creams etc.) They also have lab work and lab reports
Every year has around 25% of the year weighting based on group work which can be stressful but you have to get used to it for the future anyway
2nd year is probably the hardest content-wise but 3rd year is also pretty difficult (but the content is more clinical and everything starts to make sense so you understand it a lot easier if you study in 1st and 2nd year cuz it's based on those key concepts)
Obviously idk about 4th year too much but 3rd and 4th year are a lot more clinical as I said
You have clinical exams called Competency Based Assessments (think OSCEs role play with patients, calling up fake prescribers to correct prescriptions, doing physical exams)
Placements rn are 3 weeks in 1st year, 6 in 2nd year, 9 in 3rd year and 12 in 4th year (the numbers might be slightly different so don't quote me on it exactly)
They're done in blocks of 2 or 3 weeks spread out throughout the whole year (so this year for me every month we do a couple of weeks, give or take, and in between you have lectures) this might change but they tell you all about it when they're preparing you for placement.
They get you to fill out a preferences form in terms of location, if you can drive, your home and term time addresses to get you close as possible (you can travel up to an hour to get to placement and an hour back)
1st and 2nd year are community pharmacy, 3rd and 4th year are hospital (mainly acute "normal" hospitals but you can get mental health or specialised hospitals)
Uni life is pretty good, by 3rd year most unserious people get filtered out and you get closer to your friends and a lot of people in the cohort and everyone is pretty nice3rd and 4th year are more independent study so you definitely need to study outside of class but you definitely have time to join societies and have fun
Keele is 1 train away from Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield and lots of big cities (even a direct train to London) so you can go out and explore pretty easily
Hope this helps!