Taught course

Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy with Extended Placement

UCL - University College London · School of Pharmacy

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and registration as a pharmacist. At least one year’s relevant work experience in a clinical setting is normally required. Applicants must be familiar with standard software packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

This is an advanced-level programme offered by UCL School of Pharmacy with teaching hospitals in London. It is for pharmacists who wish to develop clinical expertise and leadership to enhance pharmacy services in their home countries. The extra 6-months at placement is valuable for those seeking to experience a longer time in clinical practice, further developing medicines optimisation and governance skills.

The programme centres on the health priorities of the World Health Organisation such as diabetes, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Approximately half of the initial 12-months of the programme is delivered through taught modules at the UCL School of Pharmacy with the remaining time spent gaining clinical and research experience at hospitals in the London area under the tutelage of clinical pharmacy specialists. The programme provides high level, up-to-date clinical teaching alongside experiential learning. 

After completing your research project from the first 12-months, you will consolidate your experiential learning by spending the final 6 months of your degree full-time at the placement site under clinical supervision. From this, you will develop a portfolio of learning in practice and critical reflection. This consolidates the development of the skills and confidence required for leadership and to deliver enhanced clinical pharmacy services.

Students develop new learning styles as they progress through the programme. This makes for a stimulating and challenging year where self-development is central.The cognate programme (12-month CPIPP) has drawn international students from every continent; approximately 40 countries worldwide.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops, case tutorials and small-group work. Assessment is through written examination, coursework, resesarch projects and oral presentations.

Course contact details

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