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Pharmacy interviews and Applicant Visit Days

If you're invited to attend an interview, you'll also have the opportunity to take a closer look at the course during an Applicant Visit Day.

Our Applicant Visit Days normally run from November to April. These events are invitation only for applicants invited to interview for our undergraduate pharmacy courses. They’re designed to give you a real insight into what it's like to study here as well as the opportunity to get some tips for interview.

We strongly recommend you attend an Applicant Visit Day to gain real insight into what it’s like to study here. If you're living outside of the UK or are unable to make one of our Applicant Visit Days and would like to arrange an individual visit, please contact the Department and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

The interview process

If you're invited to attend an interview, it means that we’d like to meet you to discuss your application further, before deciding whether or not to offer you a place.

An interview is a compulsory part of the application process for our pharmacy degrees and consists of a panel interview, a situational judgement test and a pharmaceutical calculations test. Interviews will take place on a different day to our Applicant Visit Days and are carried out virtually via Zoom or MS Teams.

Find out more about your course and the University

The aim of the day is to help you in your decision making.


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Our Applicant Visit Days provide more subject-focused information than University Open Days, giving you a real insight into what it's like to study Pharmacy here.

Whether you attend an Applicant Visit Day in person or virtually, you'll get the opportunity to listen to talks on the course and department. You’ll meet our academic staff and current students where you'll get the chance to ask them any questions you have and find out more about the work you’ll be doing if you study here.

Pharmacy sits within the Department of Life Sciences, a collaborative and cross-disciplinary department that is also home to our Bioscience and Pharmacology courses.

If you join us for an Applicant Visit Day in person, you'll also get to look around the department and see our teaching facilities.

'Advanced Pharmacy Practice (APP) sessions help prepare us for professional practice and what we'd be doing as real pharmacists in a pharmacy or hospital. There are practice tutors who are pharmacists that come in and teach us.' — Oliver Dudley, Pharmacy MPharm.

Why come to a Faculty of Science Applicant Visit Day


Hear from Faculty of Science students as they share what they enjoyed about their Applicant Visit Day and the difference it made to their university plans.

What student life is really like


No one knows what it’s like to be a Pharmacy student at Bath better than our current students. They’ll help answer your questions and chat about their experiences.

Campus life isn't just about studying. There are many ways that you can make the most of your experience. If you're visiting Bath, you could visit our Sports Training Village (STV) and access the same facilities Olympic athletes use. You can also see our Students' Union, food outlets, campus pub and nightclub, and The Edge, where you can take dance, art and music classes.

'The first year is fairly intense, as expected, but it's definitely manageable. The topics I'm studying have sections recognisible from A Level and the lecturers build on new ideas over multiple lectures, rather than throwing loads of stuff at you.' — Alyssa Khan, Pharmacy MPharm.

Find out how to make the most of your university experience
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What our students think


The best people to tell you about Pharmacy at Bath are our students.

'My timetable varies from week to week. It's quite intense compared to my sixth-form timetable with most days typically starting around 9.15am.' — Esiya Simoola, Pharmacy MPharm.

'When I first applied, I wasn't sure whether being a pharmacist was right for me. However, I soon learnt that there are so many pathways out there for a pharmacist, and many more opening up.' — Catherine Howe, Pharmacy MPharm.

'Although it's a smaller uni, there are plenty of societies to choose from, ranging from baking to ballroom to mountaineering. By signing up, I've found new friends and had experiences I will never forget.' — Teresa Chan, Pharmacy MPharm.

'The good thing about Pharmacy is it's very broad and the skills we're equipped with can be applied to any setting. We’re not only taught clinical context, but professional conduct, behaviour and patient care.' — Rejoice Chimedza, Pharmacy MPharm.

Chat to a Pharmacy student
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Visit the City of Bath

The City of Bath is only a short bus ride away from campus, so why not take a look around when you visit us?


Royal Crescent

Living in Bath means you get all the convenience of living in a vibrant, historic city but with a friendly and safe community atmosphere.

Students make up around a quarter of the city of Bath's population and there is so much on offer!

'Once you've explored the city, it's clear why people come from around the world to study here. The city itself is picturesque and there's always plenty to do.' — Alyssa Khan, Pharmacy MPharm.

Getting to our Applicant Visit Days on campus


The best ways to get to our campus from the city centre are by bus, cycling or walking.

There is parking available on campus but spaces are limited so we recommend using public transport where possible.

Find the best travel option for you
A bus in the City of Bath

Find out more about the University and living in Bath.

Read our information for undergraduate offer holders

Contact the Department

Please contact us if you have any questions about our interview process, Applicant Visit Days, courses or department.