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MSc Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

MSc Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacy Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary


Our Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice programme was developed following extensive consultation with pharmacists and their employers both within and beyond the United Kingdom. It provides a flexible study pathway that is designed to develop the therapeutic knowledge and clinical skills of pharmacists to an advanced level. The modules are designed to help pharmacists to acquire and demonstrate the advanced-level competencies defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework.

The MSc is studied entirely off-campus by distance-learning and is therefore open to pharmacists both within and outside the United Kingdom.

Career Prospects

Professional Opportunities

This programme will enhance opportunities to progress your career as a pharmacist to advanced practitioner level.

Pharmacists in Great Britain have an option to undertake independent prescribing (IP) training in the second year.

Learning and Teaching

Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:

Students complete their studies by distance/online learning without having to attend on-campus.

Students complete compulsory core modules that include medicines optimisation, interpersonal skills, research methods and data analysis, and can select from a range of optional modules that are relevant to their current work or that will help them to achieve their employment aspirations.


PMY7005 Medicines Optimisation (10 Credits) - Core
PMY7006 Effective Communication & Consultation (10 Credits) - Core
PMY7034 Management of Long-term Conditions 1 (20 Credits) - Core
PMY7007 An introduction to clinical practice research and clinical trials (10 Credits) - Core
PMY7008 An introduction to statistical methods (10 Credits) - Core
PMY7035 Management of Long-term Conditions 2 (20 Credits) - Core
Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have a pharmacy degree (minimum Bachelor degree) from a university recognised by Queen’s University Belfast and be registered as a pharmacist with an appropriate regulatory organisation.