Taught course

Clinical and Health Services Pharmacy

The University of Manchester · School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree (minimum 2:2), or the equivalent in pharmacy. Students must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to practise as pharmacists in the United Kingdom, and must have one year's post-registration experience (patient-facing). Access to patients' medical notes is required, and a workplace clinical tutor who is a registered pharmacist will need to be available.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the programme is to develop pharmacists who can act as role models in both the performance and future development of clinical services and health service management. The programme serves to enhance students' clinical knowledge, teaching them to optimise drug therapy and develop their problem solving skills. A variety of health services issues are explored, including health economics, patient perspectives on health, and organisational influences on health care. Teaching methods include small group tutorials, workshops and experience-based learning at the University and in hospitals guided by experienced practitioners and work place tutors.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold an IELTS score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper based), or 230 (computer based).

Fees and funding

Currently, NHS employees in the North West of England will have a percentage of their fees paid for them by the North West Workforce Development project. Applicants should check whether they are eligible under this scheme.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Professional practice10

Course contact details

Paula Rosson
+44 (0) 161 275 2342