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MPharm Pharmacy / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
4 years
Typical A-level offer
We require grades ABB-AAA.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

Successful completion of the Baccalaureate, 35 points overall including:

  • 6 in Chemistry
  • 6 and 5 in EITHER Mathematics or Biology and one other rigorous academic subject
  • All at Higher level

NB if Mathematics or Biology is not being studied at Higher level, it must be offered at standard level.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants


Advanced entry: All applications are considered for first-year entry only onto the MPharm course.

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Course description

Pharmacy is typically described as the Science or Practice of the preparation and dispensing of medicinal drugs. Pharmacists are highly trained medical professionals, qualified to give advice on health issues and medicines, and ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by the public. 

Qualifying as a pharmacist takes a minimum of 5 years and includes:

  • successful completion of a GPhC accredited Master of Pharmacy Degree (MPharm), which is a full-time, four year course;
  • successful completion of one year's pre-registration training;
  • successful completion of the GPhC's registration exam;
  • meeting the fitness to practise requirements for registration as a pharmacist.

Master of Pharmacy Degree (MPharm)

Our four year MPharm course provides a broad based, scientifically and clinically strong education in pharmacy.

It encompasses a large degree of integration of science and practice that will equip you with the skills needed to enter all areas of the profession and help you adapt to changes that may occur during your career.

By the end of the four years, you will be conversant with the professional aspects of pharmacy, able to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals and able to appreciate the professional and social role of the pharmacist.

Open days

The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study here is to come and visit us on one of our open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 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 which 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 should you register on the course. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a bursary for home/EU students however The University of Manchester has a scholarship/bursary package. For further information, see funding .

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 2334
+44 (0)161 275 2396
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Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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