Taught course

Clinical Pharmacy

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

UK / EU students:

  • Registration as a pharmacist with the GPhC or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
  • Practising in a patient facing role at least one day a week
  • If not taught in English at degree level then IELTs or equivalent score of 6.5 International students
  • As for UK, but qualification as pharmacist from a recognised institution
  • English Language competency (IELTS, score 6.5)
  • Must have been working in an area of clinical pharmacy for at least two years

MSc, PGCert Clinical Pharmacy; PGDip Clinical Pharmacy

Months of entry

September, April

Course content

We have delivered a successful clinical pharmacy course for many years. It has been developed and adapted several times following extensive feedback from students and findings from market research among pharmacists in different sectors of the profession, to meet the changing requirements of the workplace.

  • A flexible approach that contributes to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements
  • Suitable for pharmacists working in hospital, community or primary care pharmacy or other sectors eg the prison service, non-NHS hospitals
  • Suitable for pharmacists working as a locum in both hospital and community settings
  • Options to follow different routes and gain different qualifications, including independent prescribing
  • A skills-based approach to learning about real life clinical pharmacy
  • Practice-based coursework assessments
  • Course material is written by expert pharmacists and doctors
  • Distance learning which can be planned around work and personal commitments

Information for international students

Students must be practising as pharmacists in the UK for the UK based pathway. International students can be considered for the fully distance learning pathway. Visit our website for further information.

Fees and funding

Students are funded by their employers or self funded or by a combination of these sources. Visit our website for further information.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Admissions Department
+44 (0)116 257 7700