MPharm interview process
A multi-mini interview format including several different interview stations. Meeting different members of expert staff. An opportunity to showcase your knowledge, while discovering the skills you'll need to become a pharmacist.
We run a Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) format, designed to help us assess the core competencies and behaviours vital for success on the course and your future career as a pharmacist. It also gives you the chance to show your knowledge and skills across a range of areas.
The MMI involves several different interview stations and applicants rotate through these, meeting different members of staff on each station. This helps us to form a broad picture of you as a candidate, taking into account the views of multiple interviewers.
Station scenorios include:
- ethical values and professional standards
- questions on your knowledge of pharmacy
- your motivations for choosing a career in this field
- and basic science and maths questions
This MMI format is used extensively throughout the course to assess and develop your skills as a future pharmacist.
We look at each candidate’s interview across all the different interview stations and there is no weighting applied to any particular station. If you feel you have done badly on one station, you will still have several more opportunities to impress. The wording and content of each interview station is structured to be as clear as possible and is not designed to ‘catch you out’. If you are unsure on anything then please ask - we are there to help.
While the interviews are part of the selection process for us, they are also a chance for you to meet with various academic members of staff and current students, and to get a feel for the school.
We look to support all our applicants throughout the application process. If you feel you need particular adjustments for the interview, you will be able to let us know about these during the invitation to attend an interview process.
Applicants in the UK
For candidates based in the UK we offer the flexibility to attend in-person interview sessions in the School of Pharmacy or to attend online, via Teams. The format of the interview will be the same and there is equal consideration whether in-person or online.
Interviews run from November to April – it does not matter when you are interviewed, so long as your application is received before the UCAS deadline.
If you are selected for interview, you will be sent an invitation by email with details of available dates. If you cannot attend the initial dates offered, you can get in touch with our team who will do their best to offer alternatives.
Applicants outside of the UK
If you are based outside the UK, we anticipate that you will choose the online interview option, via Teams. As outlined above the interview process and consideration of candidates is the same whether attending in the School of Pharmacy or online.
Top tips from Bianca
Bianca is one our future pharmacists. Hear her top tips for interviews.
Find out more about our future pharmacists