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Advanced Pharmacy Practice MSc/PGDip

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course Summary

This clinical programme in Advanced Pharmacy Practice is informed by the latest developments in primary and secondary care. You’ll learn how to meet the challenges of current and emerging practice roles across all healthcare sectors.

In Year 1, we’ll provide you with up-to-date information on clinical pharmacy, evidence-based medicine and public health.

Year 2 is flexible and you’ll be able to choose options to suit your interests. These include modules on: Integrated Care, Acute and Emergency Care, Mental Health, Leadership and Management, as well as a qualification as an Independent Prescriber.

Why study with us

  • Learn from practitioners who are experts in their field, as well as academic staff who will deliver your specialist training.
  • You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to manage patients in different clinical areas.
  • You can qualify as an Independent Prescriber within our programme.

Learning and assessment

Our course is delivered through blended learning, using a variety of methods and online platforms supplemented with face-to-face delivery on our campus.

Where face-to-face sessions are scheduled, active learning strategies will be used wherever possible. Generally, each module will be supported by a minimum of a one-day face-to-face masterclass, with the exception of the research project module and the independent prescribing module. Students can also exit with PGDip awards.


You'll get an overview of public health and the contribution that pharmacists (and others) can make to deliver public health interventions. You will explore disease in public health, determinants of health, public health policies, pharmaceutical needs assessments, and Pharmacoeconomics.
Advanced Pharmacy Practice
Advanced Pharmacy Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£867 per 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Pharmacy degree and be currently registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Applicants must be working in or able to access a practice environment that will enable them to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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