International Foundation in Pharmacy

Introduction

Overview

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

This program is available to study on campus only.

Key information

  • Gain practical experience through laboratory work in the University’s fully equipped science labs.
  • Practise academic writing skills, particularly relating to laboratory reports.
  • Meet final year students and admissions tutors at an open afternoon.
  • Benefit from specialist labs and a dispensing suite when you progress to MPharm (Hons).

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 17.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 25

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from NCUK.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Practical exercises.
  • Group work.

Why The University of Manchester?

  • Gain clinical experience through placements in each year of our GPhC-accredited course.
  • Learn in modern facilities including specialised aseptic laboratories and a SimMan 3G patient simulator.
Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

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

English language entry requirements

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

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 12 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 30 June 2023

£21,425


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Thu 6 April 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 26 May 2023
Tue 30 May 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023

£21,425


Modules

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Chemistry

Critical Thinking

English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills

INTO Essentials

Manchester University Link Tutors’ Award

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

Biology

Further Mathematics

Mathematics

Physics

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Pharmacy-Mpharm (Hons)

AAB

A

ABB in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, students are required to attend an interview.


Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

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

English language entry requirements

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

Dates & fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 11 September 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Mon 8 January 2024 - Thu 28 March 2024
Mon 15 April 2024 - Fri 5 July 2024


January 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 8 January 2024 - Thu 28 March 2024
Mon 8 April 2024 - Fri 24 May 2024
Tue 28 May 2024 - Fri 30 August 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Pharmacy-Mpharm (Hons)

AAB

A

ABB in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, students are required to attend an interview.