Applications now closed
The OSPAP courses will open for applications from 09:00 BST on Monday 16 October 2023 and close on Wednesday 18 October 2023 at 23:59 BST.
Approximately 24–48 hours after you apply you will be invited to activate a University of Brighton Student View account. Please make sure you activate the account as you will need to access Student View to complete the test described below.
Degree and experience
For your application to be considered you will need:
- an accreditation letter from GPhC uploaded to your application
- a pharmacy degree equivalent to a UK honours 2:1 or above
- references and personal statement.
All incomplete applications will be rejected.
If your application meets the criteria, you will be sent a time-limited calculations test to complete.
You must make sure that you follow all the instructions sent with the test as you will only have one opportunity to complete it within the allocated timeframe. Additional or late test submissions will be discounted. You may use Pharmaceutical Calculations Workbook by Pharmaceutical Press as a reference to prepare for the calculations test.
Once all the test results are received, they will be ranked from the highest scores to the pass mark of 60% and offers of a place on this course will be made to the strongest candidates first. We expect to have made offers for the course by mid-January 2024. If more candidates achieve a pass on the test than we have places available, the admissions tutor will conduct a further review of applications to complete the selection.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic) Level 7.0 or above in each parameter at one sitting. If you have been exempted by the General Pharmaceutical Council from an IELTS qualification you will not be required to have IELTS for an application to this course. Check this link for possible General Pharmaceutical Council exemptions. For exemptions under evidence types 1 and 2 in this guide, IELTS may still be needed if you need a student visa for study.
To fulfil the professional requirements of the course you will also need to:
- provide a satisfactory overseas police check
- undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
- complete satisfactory Occupational Health checks.
If we make you an offer
You will be required to reserve a place and will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of £3,000 within a month of receiving your offer. This will be deducted from your course fees or your international deposit if you require a visa to study.
We will also keep a waiting list of candidates as places may become available if applicants withdraw from the course at a later date. The waiting list will only be open to candidates who applied by the deadline and have completed the assessment process. You will be advised if you are on the waiting list. Please be aware that if you are offered a place from the waiting list there may be relatively short notice for you to make the necessary arrangements to take up your offer.