A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level ABB–BBB (128–120 UCAS Tariff points) which must include A-level chemistry, or BTEC Extended Diploma (applied science) DDM plus A-level chemistry at grade B.
Applicants invited to interview (values based exercise) are normally chosen from the group who have predicted grades at the top of this range but it is not a guarantee of interview. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still invite you to interview if you offered a significantly competitive GCSE (or equivalent) profile, personal statement or relevant non–academic achievements. Subsequent offers will be made based on assessment at interview and numeracy test.
32 points including a grade 5 in chemistry and biology at Higher level. English at Standard level 5 or Higher level 4, and maths at Standard level 4.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Must include 24 credits at distinction in biology and chemistry. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction.
GCSE (minimum grade B or grade 5)
at least maths and English language.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all four elements.
After you apply
If you meet the academic requirements for the course you will be asked to complete an online aptitude test. If you are successful in this test you’ll be invited to an open day which includes a group exercise with other candidates. This is not knowledge-based so there are no right or wrong answers. It’s an opportunity for you to show us how you formulate opinions and set about solving problems.
The online test and group exercise are often used by universities as part of the recruitment process for pharmacy courses. Our test and group exercises are based on the way the UK National Health Service recruits staff.