When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.
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72 tariff points. Level 3 Key Skills and General Studies will count towards the tariff.
DDD including two full science A-levels.
24 points, with Higher level biology and chemistry at grade 4.
If you have completed an Access course or BTEC diploma we'll consider you on an individual basis; relevant experience may also be taken into account.
Offers will be made based on assessment at interview and numeracy test.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
English and maths.
If you do not have the required GCSEs find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
COVID-19 vaccine requirement
The COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been removed. Find out more about this decision.
If we make you an offer
Once you've accepted your offer, to fulfil professional requirements, you will be expected to provide evidence of the following:
- satisfactory DBS disclosure, and an overseas police check for international applicants
- satisfactory health declaration/clearance.
Your interview will be held online using MS Teams, with a member of our pharmacy teaching staff and, in some instances, an observer. It is designed around what is known as values-based recruitment (VBR).
We may ask you questions about:
- what motivated you to consider a career in pharmacy
- why do you wish to study at Brighton
- what subjects you enjoyed the most at school or college
- examples of when you have worked well in a team and individually
- your opinions of health care and science in the wider sense.
We will also ask you to consider and discuss a pharmacy-related scenario. Your responses to the scenario and these questions will allow us to find out if you have the right attributes to successfully engage with and complete the course. All candidates are asked the same set of questions and answers are assessed against a standard framework to ensure a fair interview and selection process. Finally, you will have an opportunity to ask us questions about the course, studying and living and Brighton or anything else you’d like to know.
Find out more about values-based recruitment and the NHS Constitution for England, the core values that underpin the NHS.
Why choose an integrated foundation year?
This integrated, preparatory course is suitable for applicants with a wide range of backgrounds and qualifications who, for a variety of reasons, may not feel ready to begin study at undergraduate level.
This may apply to mature students who have had a break from education and may have vocational experience in addition to academic qualifications.
Students who do not have the subject-appropriate A-levels or equivalent qualifications for the undergraduate course may also benefit.