Applicants must be a registered pharmacists with the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain or a country where there is a reciprocal agreement AND must be employed as a pharmacist in an accredited hospital. In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification. Please see our English Language Requirements guidance for more details.
Months of entry
The course aims to offer knowledge and expertise required by a clinical pharmacist to input optimally into patient care and is conducted mainly in the candidate's base hospital. The continued success of this programme is based on its combination of formal workshop teaching sessions and recognition of the need to develop skills and knowledge in the practice environment. Moreover, the multi-centre approach to programme operation ensures an academically rigorous syllabus relevant to the knowledge and skills required by a hospital pharmacist.
The administration and management centre for the programme is based in the Postgraduate Office of the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The day to day operation of the programme is carried out at 4 accredited teaching centres under the guidance of an Associate Course Director appointed to each centre. The teaching centres currently accredited are Oxford, North Wales, South East Wales and South West Wales. These centres cover a total of 22 accredited hospital sites.
Information for international students
International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr. Karen Hodson
- +44 (029) 2087 5806