Develop your therapeutics knowledge and clinical skills with our MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice course.
You’ll learn the core competencies, knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver patient-centred pharmaceutical care in a UK setting.
Your studies will focus on:
delivering clinical pharmacy services
management and leadership in healthcare
promoting quality in healthcare practice
professional skills for healthcare practice.
You’ll also learn about medicines optimisation and clinical decision making, and undertake a work-based project to implement the knowledge and skills you have been learning.
Your studies will be split equally between taught and experiential learning. You’ll spend 50% of your time in a healthcare setting, where you can follow the treatment of individual patients and develop your communication skills with patients and other healthcare professionals. To prepare for your work in a healthcare setting, your first module will be in a simulated environment.
Placements in primary and secondary healthcare settings – including hospitals and clinics – will allow you to rotate through different specialities. You'll support pharmacists on wards and interact with patients and other healthcare workers.
Our new MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice has been developed in conjunction with one of the University's representatives – an organisation called UKUD. Prospective students and/or their agents from the following countries are encouraged to contact UKUD for further advice and application support: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Yemen, United Kingdom. For all other queries, please ask us a question.
2020/21 academic year: We are currently accepting applications for this academic year. The programme start date is January 2021.
2021/22 academic year: Apply between 6 January and 22 February 2021.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5.
Entry requirements: Normally a good honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent from a university outside of the UK. Your degree should be in pharmacy or a pharmacy-related qualification.
What will you study?
Professional skills for healthcare practice
Clinical therapeutics 1
Clinical therapeutics 2
Promoting quality in healthcare
Management and leadership in healthcare
Delivering clinical pharmacy services
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £52,000 per year
New international students: £52,000 per year
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition, along with fees paid to placement providers and transport to placements. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
What career can you have?
Our MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice programme emphasises management and leadership in future practice to support your transition into advanced healthcare roles.
The programme fosters an independent approach to your future learning, utilising the International Pharmaceutical Federation Global Competency Framework and Advanced Competency Framework, to underpin your learning and support your continuing professional development.