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Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Our professionally recognised MSc Clinical Pharmacy course and offers a mix of clinical, applied practice, public health and research units, giving you the knowledge and skills to be an excellent clinical pharmacist.

You will also cover applied practice topics including; health economics, public health, pharmacy practice research, training others and organisational influences on healthcare.

If you want to undertake research, you will be supported by one of our leading academic researchers to undertake a small-scale clinical research project to complete the MSc award.

Following four compulsory units in Year 1, you can choose from 14 units in Year 2 to tailor the course to your own interests.

There are two learning routes to suit pharmacists in all patient-facing roles and with differing work demands.

Distance learning

This is a completely online route and allows you to study from home at times convenient to you, which is ideal for international students, shift workers and those based outside the Manchester area.

Interactive online learning supplemented by webinars will enhance your skills in optimising drug therapy and clinical problem-solving. This route is open to pharmacists in any patient-facing role.

Aims

This course aims to help you develop:

  • advanced knowledge and understanding of the management of a range of acute and chronic conditions;
  • skills in medicines optimisation and the ability to communicate with a range of healthcare professionals to promote the appropriate use of medicines;
  • skills in the critical evaluation of a range of health services literature.

Career opportunities

This postgraduate qualification will allow you to develop your chosen career path within the pharmacy profession by providing advanced clinical knowledge, problem-solving skills and a critical awareness of the role of pharmacy services within the healthcare system.

Optional specialist units allow you to directly align your learning with their career aspirations.

The course develops pharmacists into individuals who can improve patient care by demonstrating leadership and excellent clinical skills, which is sought-after by employers.

Research is actively promoted and further study to PhD level is possible for successful candidates.

Modules

The unit will instruct students in the principles of research design and understand how to plan and manage a research study. In addition, students will understand how to identify different methodological approaches to research design and when to use a particular approach.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

3,300

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

7,500

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree in pharmacy (minimum Lower Second or equivalent).