Taught course

Clinical Pharmacy for Primary and Interface Care

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

You will need to be a UK registered (GPhC) pharmacist currently working in an appropriate pharmacy setting in the UK. You must be able to contribute to the clinical care of patients. Appropriate settings include: community pharmacies; outpatient pharmacies run by community providers; and general medical practices.

If you are unsure whether your setting is appropriate and/or whether the opportunities to contribute to clinical care will be sufficient to allow you to complete the course, you should contact the Programme Leader: Professor Charles Morecroft, by calling 0151 231 2296 or emailing: C.W.Morecroft@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

This programme has been developed to ensure that pharmacists working in primacy care and at the interface with secondary care are highly skilled in clinical pharmacy, enabling them to fully embrace the advancing role of the pharmacist in these interprofessional settings.

  • Aimed at pharmacists working in community pharmacies, general medical practices or hospital outpatient pharmacies operated by community providers
  • Apply your skills to your day-to-day work and enhance your practice from day one
  • Demonstrate best practice on a course aligned to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation Pharmacy Framework
  • Benefit from clinical teaching delivered by specialist practising pharmacists
  • Optional Independent Prescribing pathway (subject to accreditation by the GPhC)
  • LJMU is one of only four universities accredited by the RPS under their Foundation Training School scheme and has over 25 years' experience offering postgraduate training in Clinical Pharmacy

The University operates all of its programmes on a modular basis. Two intakes will be offered each year, in April and October and students can enrol with the PgCert/PgDip/MSc as their target award.

​The MSc will allow students to excel in their professional practice. It is an important early step en route to becoming a leader in the field. The course runs over three years (part-time), but for students who wish to stage their development, it is also offered as a one year Postgraduate Certificate or two year Postgraduate Diploma, both of which can be subsequently topped up by returning to the course.

You will be assigned a clinical liaison tutor (CLT) at enrolment who will keep in regular contact with you and visit you in your workplace to undertake assessments. The CLTs main role is to support the you through your studies and help you to demonstrate your competence through a professional practice portfolio.

The MSc level Research Project is undertaken in your workplace under the supervision of a University supervisor, with support from a local mentor, where available.

​The programme is delivered with the support of our Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard), which will provide a range of learning activities to develop your knowledge in clinical pharmacy and related topics. This student-led learning is supported by face-to face study days (nine in year 1 and between five and nine in year 2) as well as two to three virtual workshops in years 1 and 2, supplemented by workplace visits from the student's CLT where work-based assessments will take place.

If you are enrolling on the PgDip or MSc you can complete an Independent Prescribing qualification as part of the programme or take a non-prescribing pathway. The PgDip (Prescribing) or MSc (Prescribing) awards will allow students to apply for Independent Prescribing annotation from the General Pharmaceutical Council (subject to course accreditation by the GPhC).

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Science for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at ScienceAdmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 2888

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090