International Foundation in Pharmacy

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at The University of Manchester.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to modules designed to equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
9 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
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*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

25 hours per week minimum

Class size: 25
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students examine samples

A four-year course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the MPharm Pharmacy combines science theory and practice for a thorough understanding of the pharmacy profession.

The course will help you develop your communications skills and ability to adapt to change, as well as help you understanding the inner workings of pharmacy as a career.

You’ll study five key areas over the four years, as well as spending time in pharmacy departments and on wards to see how situations are handled in real-life settings.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
9 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

25 hours per week minimum

Class size: 25
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students examine samples

A four-year course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the MPharm Pharmacy combines science theory and practice for a thorough understanding of the pharmacy profession.

The course will help you develop your communications skills and ability to adapt to change, as well as help you understanding the inner workings of pharmacy as a career.

You’ll study five key areas over the four years, as well as spending time in pharmacy departments and on wards to see how situations are handled in real-life settings.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme
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