University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our MPharm programme is taught through a series of case studies that bring together the science of pharmacy with the needs of the patient.
The course offers placements in either community or hospital settings in each year of the course so you can gain the experience needed to successfully enter the workplace.
You will benefit from inter-professional learning opportunities with Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), and from teaching informed by our extensive industry links and world-leading research.
Our researchers are pioneering new approaches to regenerative medicine, asthma and diabetes care, and leading the development of innovative biomedical products.
Important information for international students
All international students from outside the European Economic Area who graduate with an MPharm from a UK university must apply for a visa in order to work in the UK (ie to undertake their pre-registration training).
For more details, see the Information for international students tab in the Course in Detail section below.
Guaranteed interview scheme for medicine
All students on this course who fulfil the eligibility criteria are guaranteed an interview with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) if they want to pursue a degree in medicine.
See the Course in Detail section for information about entry requirements and eligibility.
In Year 1, you will consider the nature of pharmacy as a combination of chemistry, medicine, professionalism and ethics and learn about a number of medical conditions. In Years 2 and 3 you will expand your knowledge of medical conditions and psychiatric disorders. In your final year at Brighton, you will complete a research project and choose from a large selection of optional modules.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||128 - 120 points||Entry requirements are in the range of A-level ABB - BBB (128-120 UCAS Tariff points) including A Level Chemistry and one further science A level, or BTEC Extended Diploma (applied science) DDM with Chemistry units plus A level Chemistry grade B. Applicants invited to interview (values based exercise) are normally selected from the group who have predicted grades at the top of this range but it is not a guarantee of interview. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still invite you to interview if you offered a significantly competitive GCSE (or equivalent) profile, personal statement or relevant non-academic achievements. Subsequent offers will be made based on assessment at interview and numeracy test.|
|A level||ABB - BBB||A levels to include a B in chemistry and one further science A level.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||In Applied Science, with chemistry units and A level chemistry at grade B.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||Pass with 60 credits overall. Must include 24 credits at distinction in biology and chemistry. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE (minimum grade B or grade 5)
at least Maths and English language.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Including a grade 5 in chemistry and biology at Higher level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3, H3|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all four elements.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|