This course allows you to develop as a flexible practitioner, according to specific interests and workplace opportunities. You’ll also have the support needed to meet GPhC requirements for recording CPD.
You’ll be studying in a research-based learning environment. Our high-quality research informs national and international policy and practice to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines. In particular, our work on medicines information for patients and our research into reducing medication errors and improving safety in care homes have had a significant impact on policy and practice.
The Programme Leader is Dan Greer.
What you study
The Pharmacy Practice MSc helps registered pharmacists working in community, primary or secondary care practice develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of developments in pharmacy practice.
This course will equip you to provide pharmaceutical care to patients, manage your personal and professional development and introduce new services to the workplace.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of techniques for evaluating and managing the risk associated with prescribing, supplying and administering medicines to ensure patient safety.
Our focus on work-based learning and assessment links your study directly to your practice, whilst flexible modules allow you to develop skills in the areas of practice best for you.
The dissertation project gives you chance to evaluate current issues and research in pharmacy and examine an area of pharmacy practice under the supervision of leading researchers.
Visit the module catalogue page for more details.
Learning and teaching
You’ll learn through study days, e-learning and work-based learning. Our teaching methods support flexible, work-based learning and develop skills for lifelong learning. Teachers and facilitators draw on a range of expertise in education, clinical practice and research. Many of the optional modules are multi-disciplinary.
You’ll have access to modern University and School of Healthcare facilities.
Assessments are mainly written, work-based assignments and are designed to support day-to-day practice.
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in pharmacy.
- Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
- Access to appropriate pharmacy practice to allow the undertaking of work-based assignments.
- Appointment of an agreed work-based tutor and support from a work-based manager.
- Opportunities for the accreditation of prior certificate learning and prior experiential learning exist through the School's credit accumulation and transfer procedures.
- English language requirements IELTS 7.0 overall.
Modes of study and duration of the course
39 months part time, January start.
Who do I contact to visit the department?
To arrange a visit, please contact the School of Healthcare Admissions Team. Telephone: 44 (0) 113 343 7200. Email: [email protected].