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At Strathclyde does anyone ever get offered a year 1 entry to pharmacy or is it just year 2? I have an interview with RGU but still not heard anything from Strathclyde.
Original post by Anonymous
At Strathclyde does anyone ever get offered a year 1 entry to pharmacy or is it just year 2? I have an interview with RGU but still not heard anything from Strathclyde.


The recommended entry point is usually year 2 as year 1 is more of a foundation year, however some people may still choose to enter from year 1 due to reasons such as wanting to start from the very beginning or maybe that they're unable to do advanced highers which are required for year 2 entry. But again, year 2 entry is the standard route.

Congratulations on getting an interview! When is it? I received a conditional offer from Strathclyde for pharmacy, however I haven't heard anything about interviews yet. :smile:
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Original post by Anonymous
The recommended entry point is usually year 2 as year 1 is more of a foundation year, however some people may still choose to enter from year 1 due to reasons such as wanting to start from the very beginning or maybe that they're unable to do advanced highers which are required for year 2 entry. But again, year 2 entry is the standard route.

Congratulations on getting an interview! When is it? I received a conditional offer from Strathclyde for pharmacy, however I haven't heard anything about interviews yet. :smile:

When did you receive your offer from Strathclyde?
Original post by 23Anon
When did you receive your offer from Strathclyde?

On the 11th of January.
Original post by Anonymous
At Strathclyde does anyone ever get offered a year 1 entry to pharmacy or is it just year 2? I have an interview with RGU but still not heard anything from Strathclyde.

Hello! The normal entry point for the degree is Year 2 so this is what you should select as your entry point on UCAS :smile: We can on occasion offer Year 1 entry however it's most likely students start from Year 2.

Congrats on the RGU interview!! That's brill news :biggrin: Best of luck!
- Caitlin :h:
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
Hi Caitlin

I’m currently in 5th and am decided what advanced highers to take next year. Would taking advanced higher chemistry and mathematics instead of advanced higher higher chemistry and biology make me a less competitive candidate?

When putting in an application to study pharmacy, is it possible to put in an application for both year 1 and a separate one for year 2 entry or can you only put in 1 for year 2?

@University of Strathclyde
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by Anonymous_187
Hi Caitlin

I’m currently in 5th and am decided what advanced highers to take next year. Would taking advanced higher chemistry and mathematics instead of advanced higher higher chemistry and biology make me a less competitive candidate?

When putting in an application to study pharmacy, is it possible to put in an application for both year 1 and a separate one for year 2 entry or can you only put in 1 for year 2?

@University of Strathclyde

Hey there! Sorry for the delay in my reply; I've popped you a PM responding to your query but just popping my response below too:

Our standard entry requirements are for students to achieve AAAB at Higher with Chemistry and Biology at A, and Maths and English at B. We then also ask for BB at Advanced Higher (Chemistry B, and/or Biology B. Physics and Maths could be considered as an alternative to one). So yes, as long as you're taking Chemistry at AH we could consider Maths as the second AH. As long as you're meeting the entry requirements then we would be able to consider you and you'd be a competitive candidate.

We'd recommend you only apply for the one programme with Year 2 entry as this is the normal entry route, so no duplicate applications are required :smile:

- Caitlin :h:
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
Original post by University of Strathclyde
Hey there! Sorry for the delay in my reply; I've popped you a PM responding to your query but just popping my response below too:

Our standard entry requirements are for students to achieve AAAB at Higher with Chemistry and Biology at A, and Maths and English at B. We then also ask for BB at Advanced Higher (Chemistry B, and/or Biology B. Physics and Maths could be considered as an alternative to one). So yes, as long as you're taking Chemistry at AH we could consider Maths as the second AH. As long as you're meeting the entry requirements then we would be able to consider you and you'd be a competitive candidate.

We'd recommend you only apply for the one programme with Year 2 entry as this is the normal entry route, so no duplicate applications are required :smile:

- Caitlin :h:
Official University of Strathclyde Rep


someone i know in my school got a conditional offer to year 2 with only advanced higher biology and maths? not advanced higher chemistry, only higher
Original post by Anonymous
someone i know in my school got a conditional offer to year 2 with only advanced higher biology and maths? not advanced higher chemistry, only higher


Yeah this is what’s confused me. I’m hearing different things but I’m just going with the safest option and taking advanced chemistry and biology.
Original post by Anonymous
someone i know in my school got a conditional offer to year 2 with only advanced higher biology and maths? not advanced higher chemistry, only higher


Original post by Anonymous
Yeah this is what’s confused me. I’m hearing different things but I’m just going with the safest option and taking advanced chemistry and biology.


Hey both! We require two advanced highers for entry to Year 2 (the normal entry point for the course). Your advanced highers must include Biology and/OR Chemistry at B, and if you aren't doing both then we will consider Maths or Physics as the alternative. Therefore you could study AH Biology and AH Maths and receive an offer - as you have one of the subjects (either Bio/Chem) we need at AH level.

Hope this makes a bit more sense? But let me know if not :smile: Happy to help!

- Caitlin :h:
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
just got rejected ❤️❤️
Original post by Anonymous
just got rejected ❤️❤️


Aw, I'm really sorry to heart that!

Please don't let yourself down about it, remember that rejection is just redirection. Try to stay positive and many good things will come later on. :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
Aw, I'm really sorry to heart that!

Please don't let yourself down about it, remember that rejection is just redirection. Try to stay positive and many good things will come later on. :smile:


thank you so much!!:smile:
Original post by Anonymous
thank you so much!!:smile:

Do u know why u might have been refused??
Original post by Anonymous
Do u know why u might have been refused??


yeah tbh i only had 1 advanced higher (biology) but they ask for 2😭 i did get 5A’s and in my required highers but i didnt have a second advanced higher. it’s fair enough

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