How pharmacy training is funded
HEFCE funds pharmacy training in the same way as other courses. This funding takes the form of an annual grant to each university based on the number of pharmacy students they have.
Institutions also charge fees to fund their courses.
Admissions criteria for pharmacy schools
Pharmacy schools set their own admissions criteria. Standards for pharmacy education are set by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
There are no limits on the number of students universities can accept on pharmacy courses.
Pre-registration training places
HEFCE works with Health Education England and others to ensure that students who undertake pharmacy degrees designed to lead to registration (the MPharm) understand that they are not guaranteed a pre-registration training place. Graduates must undertake a pre-registration training place before they can apply to register as a pharmacist.