Taught course

Pharmacy Practice

University of East Anglia · School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

Applicants must currently be practicing in a GPhC registered pharmacy. This Postgraduate programme is part of the Joint Programmes Board initiative, which includes working partnerships between seven Schools of Pharmacy within the South and South East of England.

Months of entry


Course content


Develop pharmacist skills and knowledge which are appropriate for the workplace. Course topics include: basic clinical skills, drug knowledge in a range of therapeutic areas, general practice knowledge, maximising patient safety, conducting simple research, teaching peers and how to engage with the national agenda for pharmacy and the wider NHS.


Performance assessment using a professional capability framework guides the trainee in the development of general pharmacy practice in various areas. This is supported by a practice portfolio and coursework designed to reflect workplace practice, plus oral, poster and written presentations, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and a multiple choice examination.


Where applicable, joint teaching is undertaken to enrich the learning experience with common skills, such as consultation and leadership, and specialist experiences are tailored to each sector.


The course is designed to enable pharmacists from community, primary care and hospital within the Eastern region to deliver patient-focused services, utilising good clinical and consultation skills. At Diploma level, it enables hospital and primary care pharmacists to apply for Band 7 posts, gives community pharmacists the ability to provide a range of enhanced services, and develops the clinical and organisational skills required to contribute to positively changing the NHS.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

Faculty of Science Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate course in the Faculty of Science at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Science scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to eligible students studying in the following subject areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office