Taught course

Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

University of Strathclyde · Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

A degree in pharmacy from a United Kingdom university or a qualification deemed by the Head of Department acting on behalf of Senate to be equivalent.

Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Months of entry


Course content

Why this course?

This new and unique course enables pharmacists (registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council) to come together in a small peer-group learning environment to develop as advanced clinical practitioners. The course is flexible with a choice of classes that look at specific practice and personal development needs.

The course is designed to produce highly skilled practitioners who can improve patient care by driving forward innovation in all areas of pharmacy practice through delivery of the Scottish Government’s Vision and Action Plan: Prescription for Excellence

The Independent Prescribing (IP) qualification is included within the course as an optional 30-credit module; practitioners who have already completed the IP qualification will receive 30 credits for prior learning and the requirements for each award will be reduced by 30 credits.

You’ll study

This course consists of a series of optional classes.

Successful completion of 60 credits from any combination of classes leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.

The award of a Postgraduate Diploma requires 120 credits. The MSc requires 180 credits, which includes a project and class in research skills.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


60 months

Course contact details

Allison Reid