Taught course

Clinical Pharmacy (Community)

University of Bradford · Faculty of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you need to:

  • be working in the UK
  • be registered with the GPhC
  • have access to patients
  • have access to the internet.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time, distance learning programme:

  • aligns with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Foundation Pharmacy Framework (FPF)
  • meets the needs of community pharmacy
  • equips foundation level pharmacists with the clinical, personal and managerial skills needed to progress within the modern NHS.

There is an emphasis on self-directed learning and reflection, enabling students to identify and meet their own learning needs. The programme has recently undergone major revisions and now includes optional pathways to meet a range of service needs, and the opportunity to register as an independent prescriber.

Clinical topics include:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Respiratory
  • Pain
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology and Psychiatry

Optional modules support the development of a specialist clinical area, leadership, management and quality and service improvement skills. The final year includes a quality and service improvement project. There are opportunities for inter-professional learning and cross-sector working, with well-utilised small amounts of contact time to support learning networks.

The core modules are delivered through distance learning with two additional mandatory study days at the University of Bradford. There are potentially extra study days for optional modules.

Information for international students

If you have not been taught in English you must have an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 7.0 in each of the four subsets (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions