Taught course

Clinical Pharmacy for Secondary and Tertiary Care

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • to be a UK registered (GPhC) pharmacist working in a Secondary Care role in North West England, with an opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of patients
  • an honours degree in pharmacy or equivalent
  • a term of employment sufficient to allow completion of the registered course (1 year for PgCert and 2 years for Diploma). This does not apply to those applying to 'top-up' a Clinical Pharmacy PgDip to the MSc
If you wish to complete the optional prescribing qualification you must:
  • have at least two years of post-registration experience
  • nominate a Designated Medical Practitioner who meets the GPhC and University standards
  • have the opportunity to undertake sufficient prescribing practice to meet course requirements
Additional Information
  • IELTS requirements 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson requirements 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
  • RPL may be accepted for direct entry onto the Diploma and MSc, if you have completed a PgCert or PgDip in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent) at a UK university
  • You will be interviewed
  • Letters of support from employers may be required
  • All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC
If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September, April

Course content

Train to become a Clinical Pharmacist on this programme which is mapped to pharmacy practice frameworks and offers excellent teaching standards.
  • Aimed at pharmacists working in clinical roles in secondary or tertiary care centres
  • Apply your skills to your day-to-day work and enhance your practice from day one
  • Complete your Foundation training at an accredited Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation School
  • Benefit from clinical teaching designed and delivered by specialist practising pharmacists
  • Study on a course offering workplace-based learning, self-directed learning and University-based study sessions
  • Take an optional Independent Prescribing pathway (accredited by the GPhC)
  • Benefit from over 25 years’ Clinical Pharmacy experience in providing Clinical Pharmacy training
The course caters for registered pharmacists employed in secondary care and is tailored for graduates in the early stages of their career. It enables pharmacists to appreciate the problems encountered by other healthcare professionals by promoting an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of healthcare.

By promoting a rigorous scientific approach to clinical pharmaceutical problems, you are able to act as a clinical adviser. The course will extend your knowledge of therapeutics, increasing your value as a specialist in drug-related matters and enhancing your powers of communication and logical argument.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
36 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090