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Medicines Optimisation, PGCert/PGDip/MSc

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Seo (Search Engine Optimisation) Pharmacology

Course type


Course Summary

Medicines optimisation covers the processes and behaviours that determine how medicines are used by patients and the NHS. Effective medicines optimisation places the patient at the centre and acts as a key driver for NHS modernisation in the UK. This is a flexible distance-learning course for healthcare professionals working in the UK health sector and Students can work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, or MSc. Whether you work in primary or secondary care, a GP surgery, a community pharmacy or for a hospital trust, this course provides a full understanding of medicines optimisation in the NHS. Explore how optimisation contributes to getting the maximum benefits for patients and the best value for money. Study this course by distance learning and choose from a wide range of options to suit the focus of your clinical practice.

This degree equips you to work more closely with other healthcare professionals in primary care, particularly GPs and CCGs. At the same time, you develop clinical skills in your speciality areas of care and have the opportunity to qualify as a non-medical prescriber. This is a work-based programme. You must must already be working in an accredited workplace with an accredited educational supervisor. Students will also achieve PgDip and Pgcert awards during this course.


Consultation and Communication in Practice: Patients as Partners (10 Credits) - Core
Medicines Management in Practice (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The 2021/22 full time fees would be £8,750; part time: £1,458.33 per 30 credits and Its a guide for Distance learning students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

The 2020/21 fees would be £14,000 per year for full time and it’s a guide for distance learning students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must be pharmacists, nurses or allied health professionals (AHPs) registered with the relevant UK professional body and working in the NHS or similar UK-based health system providing direct patient ey must have a first degree in a relevant subject from an EU university. Equivalent qualifications from a non-EU university may be acceptable, but this will be assessed on an individual basis. Students must have direct access to patients in order to complete the assignments in many of the courses.

Department profile

Faculty of Engineering & Science The historic Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Science. In 2017, the Medway Campus benefited from £50 million investment that has seen the construction of extensive new laboratories and research facilities. Our community of student’s ranges from undergraduate through to taught Masters and PhDs. Our strong international reputation attracts students from around the...more