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Clinical Pharmacy MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Clinical Pharmacy MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Primary Health Care Pharmacy

Course type


Course Summary


Our Masters in Clinical Pharmacy is a part-time programme designed to support pharmacists to develop the knowledge, clinical skills and behaviours required to provide more patient-centred care as part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

Learning and teaching

This blended course makes use of contemporary education methods such as case-based learning, small group work and development of communities of practice.

Assessments will be multi-modal (such as portfolios, short-answer tests and case-based reviews) and aligned to work-place learning.

Teaching methods on the Master's programme include:

  • Interactive e-learning activities
  • Masterclasses from highly experienced clinical teachers and researchers
  • Small group simulated learning tasks
  • Patient case-based discussions
  • Practical workshops for clinical skills development
  • Opportunities for practice and receiving feedback

Teaching is supported by extensive online University library resources, personal tutor systems, University pastoral support structures and a clinical pharmacy virtual learning platform.


You will already be a registered pharmacist in employment in a UK healthcare setting. This programme will boost your professional status and enhance your ability to extend your clinical pharmacy role.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Different course options

Study mode



3 years

Start date



Prescriptions of medication are an important intervention in clinical care that has safety, efficacy and resource issues to consider. Robust working systems are required in clinical practice to ensure that medication is prescribed and used appropriately so that the risk of pharmacological iatrogenesis is minimised. In addition, adherence to medication needs to be promoted so that intended healthcare outcomes are achieved and prescription costs are not wasted This module will provide you with the skills to evaluate your knowledge and systems in practice, as well as developing the principles of applied therapeutics behind pharmaceutical care planning.
Independent Research Project (60 Credits) - 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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must be registered pharmacists with the General Pharmaceutical Council and must be currently working within a clinical pharmacy setting. There is no requirement for minimum time since qualified, however, we advise that you feel established in your current role. Normally a minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.