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Pharmacy - MPharm (Hons) 2020
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: ABB-BBB, or equivalent, to include A level Chemistry, plus an A level in a second Science subject or Mathematics. Other qualifications are considered including BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science at DDM plus A level Chemistry. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.

*Please note: A levels in Applied Science, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not normally accepted.
Course specific requirements: All shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview, which will include an admissions test. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course.
Admissions test required? Yes
Admissions test name: Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Admissions test further details: Pharmacy Test. You will be assessed on your knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English and situation judgement as part of your interview. Login details are provided to the applicant by email in advance.
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? Yes
Criminal check (DBS) further details: Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course.
Health checks required? No
Interview required? Yes
Interview further details: All shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview.
Portfolio required? No
Other required? No
   
Access to HE Diploma  
Further details: 128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science), with a minimum of 18 level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction and a minimum of 18 level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction.
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: GCSE English, Mathematics and Biology (or Double Science) at grade C or above, if not studied at a higher level/GCSE English, Mathematics and Biology (or Double Science) at grade 4 or above, if not studied at a higher level.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
    Not accepted
  A level
    Further details: ABB-BBB, or equivalent, to include A level Chemistry, plus an A level in a second Science subject or Mathematics. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application. *Please note: A levels in Applied Science, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not normally accepted.
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DDM
    Further details: Must be in Applied Science, plus A level Chemistry.
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DDM
    Further details: Must be in Applied Science, plus A level Chemistry.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including 2 A levels in Chemistry, plus a second Science subject or Mathematics at grade B. *Please note: A levels in Applied Science, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not normally accepted.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 128-300
Acceptability: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Business Administration & Finance at grade E
Construction and the Built Environment at grade E
Creative and Media at grade E
Engineering at grade E
Environmental and Land-Based Studies at grade E
Hair and Beauty Studies at grade E
Hospitality at grade E
Information Technology at grade E
Manufacturing and Product Design at grade E
Public Services at grade E
Retail Business at grade E
Society, Health & Development at grade E
Sport and Active Leisure at grade E
Travel and Tourism at grade E
Additional Information: A level Chemistry, plus an A level in a second Science subject or Mathematics. *Please note: A levels in Applied Science, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not normally accepted.
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Further details: BCC-BBB from Advanced Highers, to include Chemistry and a second Science subject or Mathematics. *Please note: Applied Science, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not normally accepted.
   
Core Skills  
    Are Core Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: A2 B1 B2 B3 B3 at Higher Level, including Higher Level Chemistry plus a second Higher Level Science subject or Mathematics at B1.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H2 H2 H3 H3 H3
    Further details: To include Higher Level Chemistry plus a second Higher Level Science subject or Mathematics at H3.
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 30
    Further details: 30 points from the IB Diploma, with 665 at Higher Level, to include Chemistry and a second Science subject or Mathematics. Mathematics and English must be passed with at least 4 points at Standard Level (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Not accepted
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
    Entry requirement: M1 M2 M2
    Further details: 3 Principal Subjects at M1 M2 M2. To include a Principal Subject in Chemistry, plus a Principal Subject in a second Science or Mathematics.
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English Language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 58 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 4 with a minimum of 4 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 6.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A