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Entry Requirements for the MPharm Degree


This page gives details of the A-level or alternative entry requirements for the MPharm  degree programme.  

For other information about the course please use the navigation bar to the left or see the prospectus to the right.


 AAB/ABB to include Chemistry and at least one other science subject, preferably Biology, Mathematics or Physics. General Studies & Critical Thinking are not accepted as the third A level.


Normally not accepted.


AAAAABB at Higher Level.


Obtain Diploma with an overall score of 34 points to include Chemistry, and ideally Biology, Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level. A grade 6 is required in these subjects.


Obtain Diploma with an overall average of 70%. Subjects must include English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics and scores of 8/10 are required in these areas.


A-level Chemistry, minimum grade B is required alongside BTEC Pharmaceutical Sciences at double distinction.

Vocational A-Level

A combination of A-level Chemistry and a twelve unit Vocational A-level in Advanced Science may be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate

WB Advanced Diploma plus A level Chemistry and one other A level from Biology, Physics and Maths at AA/AB grades

Scottish Higher


Key Skills

Evidence of competence in key skills is welcomed, although success in the Key Skills qualification forms no part of the School's formal entry requirements.


Candidates who already possess a degree must have achieved a First Class Honours in a relevant discipline. GCSE Mathematics grade C, English grade C.

Interviewing Policy

All applicants, selected on their qualifications, academic reference and personal statement, are invited for interview. At interview applicants are also required to demonstrate a number of non-academic criteria such as commitment to and a basic understanding of pharmacy. No offer is made without an interview.

Available Places

Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (formerly known as the Welsh School of Pharmacy): 120


Admissions Office

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 74080
Pharmacy Admissions Office
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University
King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park
CF10 3NB