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Pharmacy with a Foundation Year University of Manchester Degree level: Undergraduate

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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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B231
Institution code M20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level We require Grades DDC-BCC including Chemistry and Maths and/or Biology plus one further rigorous academic subject (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking). You will also need to meet the widening participation selection criteria detailed on our application process page (`How your application is considered').

We also consider students who have obtained A-levels (or equivalent) at standard entry Grades (ABB-AAB), but in subjects inappropriate for direct admission to the MPharm degree. A Grade B/5 in English Language and Mathematics in GCSE or equivalent will also be required. In this case applicants will NOT need to meet our widening participation selection criteria.

Typical Contextual Offer: BBB (non-science subjects only).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - DDM We require successful completion of a BTEC National Extended Diploma (science-based only) at Grades DDD-DDM along with GCSE-level English Language and Mathematics at Grade 5. You will also need to meet the GCSE requirements and the criteria explained in our application process page.
Access to HE Diploma We do not accept Access/foundation course applications to the MPharm with a Foundation Year.
Scottish Higher We require a minimum of two As and three B's in five subjects (no more than two science subjects). English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF Level 5 (minimum National 5) Grade B.
AS We do not accept AS grades in place of A2-level grades.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects with Grades ABB-AAB provided a minimum of three non-science subjects are taken.

We also consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects provided you have achieved Grades DDC-BCC including Chemistry and either Maths or Biology and one further rigorous academic subject (not General Studies or Critical Thinking) and provided you meet the selection criteria explained on our application process page.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
Extended Project The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at minimum Grade B/5 (including English Language and Mathematics).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 - 33 points 33-35 points for Arts-based students with three Higher Level subjects at Grades 6,6,5.
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD We will consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma (science-based only) at Grade DD alongside one A-level at Grade C. You will also need to meet the selection criteria explained in our application process page.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D We accept the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate at Grade D in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside A-level Chemistry and either A-level Biology or Mathematics at Grades BC. You will also need to meet the selection criteria explained in our application process page.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD - DDM We require successful completion of a Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma (science-based only) at Grades DDD-DDM along with GCSE-level English Language and Mathematics at Grade 5. You will also need to meet the selection criteria explained on our application process page.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma We will consider the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma (science-based only) at Grade D alongside two A-levels at Grades BC You will also need to meet the selection criteria explained in our application process page.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD We will consider the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (science-based only) at Grade DD alongside one non-science A-level at Grade C. You will also need to meet the GCSE requirements and the criteria explained in our application process page.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D We accept the BTEC National Extended Certificate at Grade D in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside A-level Chemistry and either A-level Biology or Mathematics at Grades BC. You will also need to meet the GCSE requirements and the criteria explained in our application process page.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We will consider the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (science-based only) at Grade D alongside two non-science A-levels at Grades BC. You will also need to meet the GCSE requirements and the criteria explained in our application process page.
Scottish Advanced Higher We require a minimum of two As and three B's in five subjects (no more than two science subjects). English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF Level 5 (minimum National 5) Grade B.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this.

We require an overall Grade A in the Welsh Baccalaureate alongside two GCE A-level arts-based subjects (Grades AB).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

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.

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0
TOEFL (iBT) 100.0

We require GCSE, IGCSE or O-level at Grade B/5 in English and Maths.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £24,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

Provider information

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University of Manchester
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Manchester
M13 9PL


Course contact details

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Directorate for the Student Experience

+44 (0)161 275 2077