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Clinical Pharmacy for Secondary and Tertiary Care

Clinical Pharmacy for Secondary and Tertiary Care

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacy Primary Health Care

Course type


Course Summary

Train to become a Clinical Pharmacist on this programme which is mapped to pharmacy practice frameworks and offers excellent teaching standards.

  • Aimed at pharmacists working in clinical roles in secondary or tertiary care centres
  • Apply your skills to your day-to-day work and enhance your practice from day one
  • Complete your Foundation training at an accredited Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation School
  • Benefit from clinical teaching designed and delivered by specialist practising pharmacists
  • Study on a course offering workplace-based learning, self-directed learning and University-based study sessions
  • Take an optional Independent Prescribing pathway (accredited by the GPhC)
  • Benefit from over 25 years’ Clinical Pharmacy experience in providing Clinical Pharmacy training

The course caters for registered pharmacists employed in secondary care and is tailored for graduates in the early stages of their career. It enables pharmacists to appreciate the problems encountered by other healthcare professionals by promoting an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of healthcare.

By promoting a rigorous scientific approach to clinical pharmaceutical problems, you are able to act as a clinical adviser. The course will extend your knowledge of therapeutics, increasing your value as a specialist in drug-related matters and enhancing your powers of communication and logical argument.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Developing Clinical and Professional Practice - Core
Improving Healthcare Practice - Core
Clinical Therapeutics for Core Condition - Core
Research Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need: to be a UK registered (GPhC) pharmacist working in a Secondary Care role in North West England, with an opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of patients an honours degree in pharmacy or equivalent a term of employment sufficient to allow completion of the registered course (1 year for PgCert and 2 years for Diploma). This does not apply to those applying to 'top-up' a Clinical Pharmacy PgDip to the MSc If you wish to complete the optional prescribing qualification you must: have at least two years of post-registration experience nominate a Designated Medical Practitioner who meets the GPhC and University standards have the opportunity to undertake sufficient prescribing practice to meet course requirements Additional Information IELTS requirements 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL may be accepted for direct entry onto the Diploma and MSc, if you have completed a PgCert or PgDip in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent) at a UK university You will be interviewed Letters of support from employers may be required All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC If you have any specific queries, please contact

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more