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Pharmacy (MPharm) 5 years (with foundation year) students
Foundation Course Pharmacy with a Foundation Year
Our course is designed for promising students without the right entry qualifications who wish to train as a pharmacist.

Pharmacy with a Foundation Year / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Foundation Course
1 year full-time (as part of the 5-year MPharm)
Typical A-level offer

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

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

33-35 points at level 3 (Arts-based students) or 28-30 points at level 3 (Science-based students).

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

12/250 (home); 1/50 (international)

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

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 2017 will be £9,250 per annum. 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 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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