At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The Health Foundation Year offers an opportunity for students to enter a degree course in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who do not meet the necessary criteria for direct entry. This is often because they have not studied the subjects required or because they have gained non-traditional qualifications. The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. In Pharmacy you’ll experience innovative and inclusive teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, visits and placements in hospital, community and industrial settings, all of which will prepare you for your future career. Pharmacists play a key role in many aspects of the design, development, delivery, and optimisation of the use of medicines. They’re clinicians and scientists, but they also need strong management and communications skills. That’s because, although many pharmacists work in community pharmacy, hospitals and GP surgeries, they’re also very much in demand in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, regulatory affairs and public health. Pharmacists promote the safe and effective use of medicines and ensure quality patient care. They are both professional scientists and qualified healthcare practitioners. Often, they are the first point of information for the public and other healthcare professionals, and as such must be effective communicators. All aspects of the Pharmacy programme are taught in dedicated, well-equipped facilities using a combination of teaching methods. Placements form an important learning experience throughout all years of the course giving you the opportunity to place your learning in context within different working environments. Graduates from this course will have a portfolio of skills that are attractive to potential employers in health authorities, hospitals, community pharmacies and in the pharmaceutical industry both in the United Kingdom and globally. Throughout the course, you will be able to assess which areas of pharmacy are of most interest to you and practising pharmacists will be available to provide advice. MPharm graduates need to complete a statutory one year pre-registration period to qualify to practice.