Typical Offer: AAB - ABB
- Chemistry is essential at A2 plus one other science or mathematics subject, we prefer the third A level to be a traditional A level subject
- General Studies is excluded
- A-levels in languages which are intended for non-native speakers are not normally acceptable when taken by native speakers of that language
- GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or equivalent are required.
We welcome applications from students studying the following Access courses:
- Access to HE Diploma (Science)
- Access to HE Diploma (Science and Engineering)
If your application indicates that you have the potential to meet our academic requirements and demonstrates a commitment to pharmacology, you may be invited to attend an interview day. As part of the day, you will be required to participate in a 20-30 minute academic interview: you may be asked about your reasons for choosing to study pharmacology, organic pharmaceutical chemistry and asked to complete simple pharmaceutical calculations. Organic chemistry is a fundamental part of the Pharmacology programme and it is essential that we assess your understanding of this area in order to ascertain your suitability for the course. We strongly recommend that you develop your understanding of this area in preparation for interview.
Pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering), with at least 39 credits achieved from units awarded at Merit or Distinction, including at least 33 credits achieved from units awarded at Distinction. This must include at least 33 credits achieved from science or maths units, of which at least 12 credits must be from chemistry units awarded at Distinction. Applicants must also achieve GCSE equivalence in English and maths, if equivalent qualifications have not already been achieved.
BTEC Science Diploma is acceptable alongside Chemistry A level at grade A. You will need to achieve a distinction grade in all units from this qualification.
GCSE English Language grade C or above.
Typical Offer: D3, D3, M2
Principal Subjects must include Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject.
Typical Offer: 75% overall, with 80% in mathematics, chemistry and biology.
Typical Offer: 34-36 points, including three subjects at Higher Level including chemistry and one other science/mathematics subject.
We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications as entry either to our Foundation Year or directly on to the first year of our undergraduate programmes. For further information please visit our International Office web page.
English Language Qualifications:
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency in order to study Pharmacology. The minimum requirement is IELTS: grade 7.0 with no mark less than 6.5 in any of the elements. Applicants should submit their results by 31st July.
For a list of other English language qualifications we accept please go to the English Language Entry Requirements web page
Typical Offer: Obtain grades AAABBB at Higher Level in 6 subjects from the Irish Leaving Certificate including an A1 in chemistry and a second science/mathematics subject, plus an A1 in one further subject. We also require a minimum B1 in English. (English needs to be at least at ILC ordinary level C).
Not considered a suitable qualification for admission onto the MPharm programme.
BSc: In addition to this qualification, you will need at least two A-levels including Chemistry and one other Science/Mathematics subject with grades of AA-AB: offer will depend on interview performance.
GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or equivalent are required.
Typical Offer: AAABB, to include an Advanced Higher at A in chemistry and an Advanced Higher at A in one other science/mathematics subject; the remaining ABB Highers need to be in three other subjects.
Candidates offering the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma which includes suitable A levels are likely to be made an alternative offer of AAB or ABB plus the Welsh Baccalaureate Core. Please see the A level entry for subject combination details.