Taught course

Pharmacy Practice with Prescribing

University of Leeds · School of Healthcare

Entry requirements

  • Normally achieved a recognised HEI Honours degree in Pharmacy or equivalent with at least a 2:1 classification
  • A pharmacist with current registration with the GPhC or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (GPhC)
  • Access to appropriate pharmacy practice to allow the undertaking of work-based assignments-
  • Appointment of an agreed work-based tutor and support from a work-based manager

Months of entry


Course content

The Pharmacy Practice PGDip helps registered pharmacists working in community, primary or secondary care practice develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of developments in pharmacy practice.

This programme will equip you to provide pharmaceutical care to patients, manage your personal and professional development and introduce new services to the workplace.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of techniques for evaluating and managing the risk associated with prescribing, supplying and administering medicines to ensure patient safety.

You will also complete the prescribing module which will help you to advance your practice by developing your clinical and prescribing skills. The resulting qualification will allow you to apply to be annotated as an independent and supplementary prescriber with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Our focus on work-based learning and assessment links your study directly to your practice, whilst flexible modules allow you to develop skills in the areas of practice best for you.

The School of Healthcare is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. It aims to be a centre of excellence in the provision of high quality education and research and to develop knowledge that both informs and improves practice.

You can also study this subject at Master of Science level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)113 343 1201