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Pharmacy UCAS interviews 2019/20

Thank you very much for your application to The University of Manchester to study Pharmacy commencing Monday 21 September 2020. You have presented a strong application and I am pleased to confirm your invitation to interview on the date specified by UCAS. Please either accept the date given or request an alternative one via UCAS Track.

Information for applicants

The interview day will involve:

  • a presentation by our Admissions Tutor;
  • an opportunity to talk to current Year 2 and 3 students;
  • a tour of the school and campus;
  • a 15-minute formal interview;
  • pharmacy teaching-related demonstrations.

Pharmacy is housed in the Stopford Building (building 79 on the campus map). The visit day will commence promptly at 1:00pm with a welcome presentation in Lecture Theatre 4 on the third floor. Please note that the lecture is for applicants only and it is advised that applicants arrive slightly earlier to ensure a prompt start. If you arrive on campus early, you may wish to make use of the amenities on Oxford Road or within selected University buildings (eg Simon Building, Manchester Museum and University Place all have a cafe).

The visit day should be finished by 4pm.

If you have a long-term health condition and/or a disability that may affect your experience at the visit day, providing us with details will help us to ensure that your visit to the University is as enjoyable and beneficial as possible.

If you have any queries about any of the activities detailed above, please contact Sarah Cruickshank at or 0161 275 2411.

After your interview

We are normally in a position to confirm the outcome of your interview directly on UCAS Track within three days.

Information for parents and guests

You are very welcome to bring a parent or guest with you, and we will be offering a separate programme for them: 

  • 1pm-1:45pm - Presentation on The University of Manchester and the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (interactive to include topics that may be of particular interest) in LT 2, Stopford Building (no. 79 on the campus guide).
  • 1:45pm-3pm - Campus tour provided by our student ambassadors and refreshments.
  • 3pm-4pm - Presentation by a Pharmacy academic member of staff to discuss the Pharmacy course in general, as well as placement opportunities and pharmacy careers. This will be followed by a tour of the Pharmacy teaching facilities. 

Some parents may decide to only attend the final presentation at 3pm, and to make use of the amenities on campus beforehand. We will be perfectly happy to accommodate this.

General information

Travelling by car?

Directions to our campus can be found on the University's maps and travel page.

Please note that there is limited parking on campus and the nearest multi-storey carpark is at the Aquatics Centre (car park B on the campus map). The postcode for the Aquatics centre carpark is M13 9SS. 

Overnight accommodation

If you are travelling far, you might want to consider overnight accommodation in Manchester. The closest hotel to the campus is the Crowne Plaza.

Alternatively, see the Visit Manchester website for full details of accommodation in and around the city centre.

Enjoy the city

Manchester is a vibrant and exciting city in which to study and live. It is a short bus ride away from the University campus, so if you find that you have some spare time at the end of your visit, it is well worth a look.

Named the 'shopping capital of the north-west', there are high street shops and individual boutiques, as well as countless restaurants and bars. 

There are also many art galleries or museums in the city centre, including two on campus - the University's own Manchester Museum (building no. 44 on the campus guide) or The Whitworth Art Gallery (building no. 84 on the campus guide), both of which are free to enter.

For further information about Manchester, see the Visit Manchester website or phone 0871 222 8223.