Taught course

Clinical Pharmacy

Institution
De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

  • Students must have a second class honours, lower division, degree in pharmacy, or above, or equivalent degree qualification
  • Registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Pharmaceutical Council of Northern Ireland, or Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
  • Practising in a patient facing role at least one day a week

The University may consider accreditation of prior learning if the student has done similar courses at a different university.

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

MSc, PGCert Clinical Pharmacy; PGDip Clinical Pharmacy

Months of entry

September, April

Course content

Reasons to study Clinical Pharmacy at DMU:

  • Suitable for a range of professionals, such as pharmacists and locums in hospitals, primary care, community and prison settings
  • Flexible distance learning with minimal attendance allows practitioners to study alongside work commitments
  • Recieve funding for 60 credits worth of modules through the Pharmacy Integration Fund
  • Benefit from multiple exit routes and specialist modules, including Independent Prescribing (please note that the independent prescribing module has a separate entry criteria and admissions process)
  • Tailor your study to your career interests with practice-based assessments
  • Learn from a pharmacy team with with experience in hospital, community, primary care, secure environment and prescribing areas of pharmacy practice
  • Gain a thorough understanding of current clinical pharmacy issues; developing your clinical evaluation skills
  • Developed in collaboration with clinical pharmacy specialists, with direct input and teaching from expert pharmacists and doctors

"I was able to incorporate learning into my daily life... whilst it was distance learning the tutors were easily accessible and it was easy to get help.

Definitely increased my job prospects in terms of finding a more clinical role."

Rina Babla, DMU graduate

Course Structure

Certificate Year - All Core Modules

  • Practice Foundations, 15 credits (nine months, studied across the whole of the certificate year)
  • Clinical Foundations, 15 credits (three months)
  • Clinical Practice 1, 15 credits (three months)
  • Clinical Practice 2, 15 credits (three months)

Students leaving after year one will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy

Diploma Year - Core Module (All students will study this module)

  • Clinical Practice 3, 15 credits (three months)

Diploma Year - Optional Route One

  • Public Health, 15 credits (three months)
  • Service Evaluation, 15 credits (three months)
  • Practice Development, 15 credits (nine months, studied across the whole of the diploma year)

Students studying this route will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.

Diploma Year - Optional Route Two

  • Research Methods*, 30 credits (three months)
  • Public Health, 15 credits (three months)

Students studying this route will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.

Diploma Year - Optional Route Three

  • Independent Prescribing*, 45 credits (six months) - Clinical Pharmacy PG Dip

Please note that the independent prescribing module has a seprate entry criteria and admissions process.

Students studying this route will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy with Independent Prescribing.

Masters Year

  • Research Project, 60 credits (14 months) - Clinical Pharmacy MSc

Students who wish to study the Masters Year need to study optional route two during their diploma year.

*Neither the Independent Prescribing module or Research Methods module are eligible for funding under the Pharmacy Intergration Fund

Information for international students

Students must be practising as pharmacists in the UK for the UK based 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

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Department
Email
hlsadmissions@dmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 257 7700