MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
5 years
Typical A-level offer

CDD-BBC in suitable science subjects. Applicants must meet the University’s, contextual admissions requirements.

Typical contextual A-level offer
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

For UK students who have taken the International Baccalaureate we require 28-30 with grades 5,4,4 in higher level Chemistry, alongside higher level Biology and standard level Mathematics or Higher level Mathematics and standard level Biology.

For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation.

Applicants must also meet the University’s contextual admissions requirements (widening participation). Further information about the selection criteria is detailed on our application process page (How your application is considered').

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

24/300 (home)

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Prepare for our  MPharm  degree if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.
  • 95% of your time will be spent studying at the nearby  Xaverian College and 5% of your time will be the University.
  • Study at a university ranked 14th in the world and 5th in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2022).
  • Open up various careers - our graduates go into community pharmacies, healthcare centres, GP practices, NHS, industry, armed forces and more.
  • Please note, for entry to this course you must meet The University of Manchester Contextual Admissions requirements. Further information about the selection criteria is detailed on our application process page (How your application is considered). 
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 students commencing their studies in September 2024 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be n.a. 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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 529 4563
School/Faculty overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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