Taught course

Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Queen's University Belfast · School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

This course is designed to meet the postgraduate education needs of pharmacists working in patient-facing roles, although applications are welcome from pharmacists working in any employment sector.

The programme is open to local, national and international applicants.

Applicants must have a pharmacy degree (minimum Bachelors) from a university recognised by Queen’s University Belfast and be registered as a pharmacist with an appropriate regulatory organisation.

The University requires evidence that international candidates are competent in the use of the English language.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice, is designed to help pharmacists to acquire and demonstrate the advanced-level competencies defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework, through a rigorous programme of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Review and incorporate current evidence into practice
  • Work effectively in a multidisciplinary clinical environment
  • Make decisions in complex clinical situations
  • Communicate effectively with patients who have common long-term medical conditions
  • Undertake clinical and practice-based research

This programme, introduced in 2016/2017, has replaced our previous postgraduate courses in clinical and community pharmacy. It is completed by Distance Learning, without attending on-campus. It is therefore open to both UK and International pharmacists.

  • Open to pharmacists from all employment sectors
  • Distance learning
  • Independent Prescribing option for GB pharmacists
  • Management and leadership development option (MSc)
  • Optional on-campus and local hospital teaching for International students (MSc)

Alternative exit points are available including PgDip and PgCert. Please visit the relevant course websites for more information.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Brian McCaw
+44 (0)28 9097 2004