Taught course

Advanced Pharmacy Practice

Ulster University · Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

(a) have successfully completed an RPS-accredited foundation programme, and

(b) have successfully completed a GPhC-accredited independent prescribing programme; and

(c) must be employed as a pharmacist.

In exceptional circumstances, as an alternative to (a) and/or (b), where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice aims to develop the student's competencies as defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Advanced Pharmacy Framework (APF): Expert Professional Practice; Collaborative Working Relationships; Leadership; Management; Education, Training and Development; Research and Evaluation.

Students can be admitted onto the MSc programme through Accreditation of Prior/ Certified Learning having met the learning outcomes of the following modules from programmes successfully completed at NICPLD or equivalent institution.

• Foundation Pharmacist Programme

• Pharmacotherapeutics for Pharmacist Independent Prescribers

• Medicine Optimisation for Pharmacist Independent Prescribers

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Bronagh White