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What other course should I apply for?

So essentially, I want to become a pharmacist and I want to study Mpharm at KCL, UCL and Newcastle.
Here's the problem, they're all asking for AAB meaning i cant choose let's say ucl as firm and kcl as insurance.

The only uni with lowest grade requirement for mpharm tht i have found so far is DMU and no offense but i rly dont wanna go uni.

Now I know, if i get the grades why would i need to worry ab DMU? But just having to choose DMU as my insurance is giving me the hibbies.

So i was wondering which other course could i apply for? I was thinking biochem and after discussing with multiple teachers and uni students they all said i can apply for biochem and pharmacy since it would work out on my p.s.

I just dk what i would do if i did do biochem.
So im wondering what other course could i take tht has a successful career path?
Im doing bio chem and psych btw.
I just had a quick look at the list of accredited Mpharm degrees, and with just that one look found Brighton ABB - have you checked all the others? https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/education/approved-providers-education-and-training/accredited-mpharm-degrees#Brighton
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Original post by SilverPebble
I just had a quick look at the list of accredited Mpharm degrees, and with just that one look found Brighton ABB - have you checked all the others? https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/education/approved-providers-education-and-training/accredited-mpharm-degrees#Brighton


I want to study in london ibr, i only chose Newcastle as my other option since ive got family there.
Thanks for that though, ill put it in my list just in case
It doesnt matter where you do your MPharm.
All Pharmacy degrees are regulated by the GPhC and are exactly the same qualification.
The NHS is never going to ask where you trained - and neither will your future customers/patients.

So, park any Uni snobbery, and pick some Unis where you have far more chance of an offer than UCL. Any btw, just because you might meet the entry requirements for ay course/Uni, does not mean you will automatically get an interview or then an offer. This is particularly true for the likes of UCL where 'posh Uni' pretension takes over and they get thousands of applications with grades at/above the entry requirements, and half of them wont get an offer.

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) (bath.ac.uk) - AAB including Chem and another science related subject
Pharmacy | Aston University - ABB including Chemistry and one other science subject
Pharmacy, MPharm (Hons) Degree Course UK - UCLan - BBB including Chemistry or Biology and one other science
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Original post by McGinger
It doesnt matter where you do your MPharm.
All Pharmacy degrees are regulated by the GPhC and are exactly the same qualification.
The NHS is never going to ask where you trained - and neither will your future customers/patients.
So, park any Uni snobbery, and pick some Unis where you have far more chance of an offer than UCL. Any btw, just because you might meet the entry requirements for ay course/Uni, does not mean you will automatically get an interview or then an offer. This is particularly true for the likes of UCL where 'posh Uni' pretension takes over and they get thousands of applications with grades at/above the entry requirements, and half of them wont get an offer.
Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) (bath.ac.uk) - AAB including Chem and another science related subject
Pharmacy | Aston University - ABB including Chemistry and one other science subject
Pharmacy, MPharm (Hons) Degree Course UK - UCLan - BBB including Chemistry or Biology and one other science


But i heard if i wanted to go private ill have a tough time getting a good job if i got to a not so well reputed uni?

And as ive stated b4 i rlyyy wanna stay in london and also go to rusell group uni (idm doe since i do understand most Russell groups are superrrr picky) because of my family (most of my cousins went Russell).

Thanks for the uni reccs with the grades, saved me some time.
Original post by limbobimbo
But i heard if i wanted to go private ill have a tough time getting a good job if i got to a not so well reputed uni?
And as ive stated b4 i rlyyy wanna stay in london and also go to rusell group uni (idm doe since i do understand most Russell groups are superrrr picky) because of my family (most of my cousins went Russell).
Thanks for the uni reccs with the grades, saved me some time.

What do you mean by 'go private' - and where have your read this.
Or is it just 'I assume' or 'I've heard that'.
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Original post by McGinger
What do you mean by 'go private' - and where have your read this.
Or is it just 'I assume' or 'I've heard that'.


No ive talked to previous pharmacy students who work in private hospitals (hence a private pharmacy job?) who have told me itd be best if i did mpharm at a good uni.

And (this im assuming) tht locum pharmacists also need to attend good unis to get a good paying job?
Original post by limbobimbo
No ive talked to previous pharmacy students who work in private hospitals (hence a private pharmacy job?) who have told me itd be best if i did mpharm at a good uni.
And (this im assuming) tht locum pharmacists also need to attend good unis to get a good paying job?

I think you'll find that in reality this is essentially a nonsense. Qualified pharmacists are in great demand - there is a shortage of Pharmacists in many areas and no-one bothers where you trained for locum jobs - its just 'when can you start'. For research jobs in hospitals, your academic background will matter - not the brand name of the Uni but your academic profile/research interests/previous research experience etc. You can achieve all of this without going to what you think is a 'top' Uni. And btw, the number of Pharmacists working in private hospitals in tiny and that isn't where the life-changing research work happens.

Useful reading :
Hospital pharmacist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
Community pharmacist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
Choosing between Pharmacy and Pharmacology (bath.ac.uk)
Reply 8
Original post by McGinger
I think you'll find that in reality this is essentially a nonsense. Qualified pharmacists are in great demand - there is a shortage of Pharmacists in many areas and no-one bothers where you trained for locum jobs - its just 'when can you start'. For research jobs in hospitals, your academic background will matter - not the brand name of the Uni but your academic profile/research interests/previous research experience etc. You can achieve all of this without going to what you think is a 'top' Uni. And btw, the number of Pharmacists working in private hospitals in tiny and that isn't where the life-changing research work happens.
Useful reading :
Hospital pharmacist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
Community pharmacist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
Choosing between Pharmacy and Pharmacology (bath.ac.uk)


OOO okaaay, thank you so much!

I got really worried hearing i needed to go to a good uni so you deffo helped me a lot!
I'll try to apply to as many unis in and around london offering Mpharm then.

The post was about other courses i could take, though, so if u have any courses that you think i can apply for, I'd be grateful.

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