Pharmacy with a Foundation Year at University of Manchester - UCAS

Course summary

Our five-year Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) with a Foundation Year prepares you for degree-level study if you do not have the right qualifications for direct entry to the four-year course . The foundation year will help you adapt to the higher education system and is taught at Xaverian College , which is a short walk from the main campus. You will still be registered with The University of Manchester, with access to all of our facilities and support systems. Students are accepted from a wide range of educational backgrounds and each application will be considered individually. Entry to the four-year MPharm course is automatic on satisfactory completion of the foundation year.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

To ensure students are of good character as part of the GPhC's fitness to practise requirements, you must complete a self-declaration form at interview and then annually, and submit to a criminal records check during the first year of the MPharm course. You must declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands received at any time before or during your studies, either in this country or in other countries. The criminal records check is an Enhanced Level search by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We will assist you in the completion of these forms. To assess good character, the GPhC Good Character Framework is used.

Health checks

Pharmacy is one of the registered healthcare professions, and carries both privileges and responsibilities. You must demonstrate that you are able to exercise those privileges and bear those responsibilities. To join the pharmacy profession at the end of your training, you must abide by the General Pharmaceutical Council's (GPhC) Student Code of Conduct and undergo a medical fitness assessment and a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the start of your degree. When the time comes to apply to join the register of pharmacists, you must also make a health declaration and submit to character checks. If you wish to study pharmacy, you should note that your fitness to practice both before and/or during your studies may impair your eligibility to register and practice as a pharmacist.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5

We require: GCSE, IGCSE or O-level at grade 5 (B) in English and Maths. We will accept C+ in the Northern Ireland reformed GCSE or IELTS grade 6.5. TOEFL (iBT) - 90.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Pharmacy with a Foundation Year at University of Manchester - UCAS