Taught course

Clinical/Community Pharmacy/Prescribing Studies/Advanced Professional Practice

Institution
Keele University · School of Pharmacy
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The Masters course is common to all School of Pharmacy’s principal postgraduate programmes, i.e. Community Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy (secondary care), Prescribing Studies and Advanced Professional Practice (Open Learn Pathway only).

Entry to the Masters year requires satisfactory completion of a postgraduate Diploma award that is associated with one of the relevant Keele programmes, or an ‘equivalent’ postgraduate Diploma award from another university. Candidates who wish to gain direct entry after having completed a Diploma at another university will have to provide full details of the syllabus covered/assessment strategy for consideration with their application to Keele.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Masters year course is common to all School of Pharmacy’s principal postgraduate programmes, i.e. Community Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy (secondary care), Prescribing Studies and Advanced Professional Practice.

The Masters year was re-structured in 2007 to take into account a number of factors affecting education and professional role development for health professionals to embody an emphasis on the researching professional as a reflective practitioner. It is categorized by the University as a Professional MSc that is grounded in an individual’s professional practice. It will enable you to focus on an area of interest to you so that you can develop a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of this at an advanced level and apply your learning to develop your professional practice/services through scholarship, research and enquiry that will, in parallel, enable you to achieve the standards for a Masters degree.

Entry to the Masters year requires satisfactory completion of a postgraduate Diploma award that is associated with one of the relevant Keele programmes, or an ‘equivalent’ postgraduate Diploma award from another university. Candidates who wish to gain direct entry after having completed a Diploma at another university will have to provide full details of the syllabus covered/assessment strategy for consideration with their application to Keele.

The title of the final MSc award will depend on the entry route, for example, students entering the MSc year with a Diploma in Community Pharmacy will graduate, upon successful completion of the year, with a Master's in Community Pharmacy. This principle applies for all our postgraduate programmes i.e. Community Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Prescribing Studies and Advanced Professional Practice.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must either:
Hold a degree from a school where English was the language of instruction
OR
Take the IELTS (average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all categories)
Please note that IETLS exams must be no more than two years old at the start of the course for which you have applied.

Fees and funding

You may be able to obtain funding towards our Professional MSc programme. Two current funding streams that we are aware of are:

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
9 months

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
Amanda Salt
Email
a.salt@keele.ac.uk
Phone
01782 733570