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MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year students
MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year
Our course is designed for promising students without the right entry qualifications who wish to train as a pharmacist.

MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
5 years
Typical A-level offer

ABB-AAA (non-science subjects), CDD-BCC (contextual)

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

33-35 points for Arts-based students with two Higher Level subjects at grade 6.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

20/300 (home); 5/100 (international)

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • 95% of our Pharmacy students said that the course gave them opportunities to apply their learning, which reflects our extensive and varied links with the local healthcare providers (National Student Survey (NSS) 2018).
  • Prepare for our  MPharm  degree if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.
  • Take your foundation year at the nearby  Xaverian College .
  • Study at a university ranked 6th in the UK for pharmacy and pharmacology (Guardian university league table 2017 and QS World University Rankings 2017).
Pharmacy at The University of Manchester

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying pharmacy at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £22,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Additional expenses

We work hard to ensure that our course can be completed without significant additional study costs over and above the tuition fee.

The two areas where additional costs can be incurred are travel to clinical placements and reading. In both of these situations, we seek to ensure that additional costs are kept as low as possible.

The University defines low cost as an annual cost that is no more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee.


We offer a small fee bursary for international applicants. This will be applied automatically once you register on the course. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a bursary for home/EU students; however, the University offers a scholarship/bursary package .

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 2411
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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