Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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Postgraduate taught programmes

Our programmes meet the needs of early years and mid-career pharmacy professionals and allow you to accumulate credit toward the award of a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc. As well as studying for a degree, you can also study individual units for CPD.

For more general postgraduate information please visit the postgraduate study pages.

Part time professional programmes

All of our programmes allow you to accumulate credit toward the award of a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc.

We offer a fully modular and integrated suite of postgraduate programmes designed to meet the need of early years and mid-career pharmacy professionals. This includes programmes accredited by professional and regulatory bodies. As well as studying for a degree, you can also study individual units for stand-alone CPD.

Programmes include:

CPD and career opportunities

Our courses are designed to enable pharmacists from hospital, primary care and community to deliver patient-focussed services utilising good clinical and consultation skills.

Diploma

As a hospital pharmacist or primary care pharmacist, you will be able to apply for posts at a more advanced level completing a Diploma. A Diploma can lead to many different career opportunities, roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • Clinical specialist
  • Prescriber
  • Medicines information
  • Teacher/practitioner
  • Pharmacy manager
  • Prescribing support

Prescribing

Successfully completing the independent prescribing course allows you to apply for annotation to your registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as an Independent Prescriber (IP).

Advanced Practice & CPD

If you are aspiring to be a leader or would like to reach consultant/expert practitioner level, an MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Practice or CPD courses at this level will be an indication that you have progressed beyond the limits of normal practice. It is an opportunity to demonstrate that you have benchmarked your practice and how this has made a difference to patient care.

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