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Advanced Pharmacy Practice

University of Central Lancashire · School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

  • Have a Pharmacy degree and be currently registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Be working in, or able to access a practice environment that will enable you to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes
  • A minimum level of English language proficiency equal to IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

If you are taking the Independent Prescribing module you must:

  • Meet all of the above criteria, plus:
  • Be able to satisfy the Course Leader that you have sufficient expertise and competence in the chosen area of prescribing
  • Have a minimum of two years post registration experience
  • Be able to identify and nominate a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP)

Months of entry


Course content

This clinical master's (MSc) programme in Advanced Pharmacy Practice, informed by the latest NHS developments in primary and secondary care, aims to equip you with the relevant skills to meet the challenges of current and emerging practice roles across all healthcare sectors.

The first year of the course provides up-to-date information on clinical pharmacy, evidence-based medicine and public health roles. In Year 2, the course provides a large degree of flexibility with options to suit your interests, including modules on Integrated Care, Acute and Emergency Care, Mental Health, Leadership and Management as well as qualification as an Independent Prescriber.

The course delivery is through a blend of different learning styles including face-to-face instructional delivery practice-based activities and a large element of distance learning. Our face-to-face tuition is delivered by practitioners who are experts in their field as well as academic staff who will deliver specialist training.

Options include:

  • 2 years PGDip (with independent prescribing)
  • 2 years PGDip (without independent prescribing)
  • 3 years MSc (with independent prescribing)
  • 3 years MSc (without independent prescribing)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1772 892 400