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Pharmacy Practice with Community Placement MSc

Pharmacy Practice with Community Placement MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course is suitable if you are an overseas pharmacist who is currently practicing in your respective country and want to enhance your clinical expertise and gain hands-on experience of pharmacy practice within the UK.

This degree offers a unique blend of knowledge and training with practical experience adapted for the most popular career pathways in the pharmacy profession.As part of the course you will have a work placement in a community pharmacy.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module introduces students to the practice of pharmacy, the role of the pharmacist in society and their role as a member of the healthcare team and highlights issues related to ‘Health and Illness’. Students are introduced to the dispensing of medicines with respect to the underpinning skills, pharmaceutical legislation and ethics. Students will be introduced to the concept of self-care and the process of differential diagnosis with emphasis on the treatment of minor self-limiting illnesses such as coughs and colds. The needs of patients with acute and chronic disease will also be studied. Simulated experience in dispensary will provide students a real-life simulated environment to become familiar with the practice of pharmacy in UK.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Please see our website for further details.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Please see our website for further details.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree in Pharmacy or its international equivalent

Current registration with the relevant regulatory authority to practice as a Pharmacist in any jurisdiction

A letter confirming good standing from a relevant body under which you have worked, prior to your application

At least 3-months relevant work experience before starting the course

You will be required to undertake an Occupational Health screening, and/or Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service checks upon admission to, and at certain other points during the course. If you have not completed courses of all relevant vaccinations, you will be advised to do so; which occasionally can incur a charge by your doctor. If there are any further medical reports required you may incur additional costs. The commencement of placement will be subject to your satisfactorily completion of fitness to practice declarations.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University's entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages