Advanced Programmes in Pharmaceutical Practice and Therapeutics (AP3T) are a suite of part-time master's level courses for UK practising pharmacists. They all combine academic development with a practice-orientated approach.

You will improve your clinical and other professional skills, broaden your knowledge and apply these in your professional setting to deliver safer, patient-focused care.

Many of our units can also be taken as stand-alone CPD options by pharmacists and other healthcare professionals interested in developing their knowledge and skills in medicines and therapeutics.

Reasons to study with us

  • Flexible course structures, periods of study and unit options
  • Options allowing for either a broad multi-sector approach or specialism in one sector of practice
  • Access to our virtual learning environment and many other academic online resources
  • Excellent support and interactive workshops to support learning
  • Developed in partnership with employers to meet workforce development needs
  • Flexibility to include the GPhC accredited Independent Prescribing unit in a larger award, or to study it as a stand-alone unit
  • Closely linked to relevant professional frameworks including those for Advanced Practice
  • Taught and research options to build your award up to an MSc
  • Transfer of credit from other institutions is often possible, please contact us to discuss this option.

Courses available

Individual units

All units can be studied on an individual CPD basis, and this is particularly common for the Independent Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Assessment units. The academic credits gained for these units can also be used to contribute to a larger award.


Please see information for the individual courses for details of intake points, application deadlines and links to the relevant forms. Some courses have specific entry requirements, including a requirement for support from your employer.

Most of our students work in or plan to work in the NHS in some capacity, and so we follow the NHS Values Based Recruitment Guidance. We strongly believe in the NHS values and will be looking for them in our applicants. All applicants will be assessed on individual merit, as well as their understanding and practice of NHS values in pharmacy.


Course fees are based on the costs for individual units and can be combined in different ways to achieve named awards. The final fee for an award will depend on the combination of units taken in any given year. Find out about tuition fees on the tuition fees page. Please note that tuition fees are liable to increase annually for all University of Bath students.

Contact us

We would be very happy to discuss possible routes of study with you. Please contact us with any questions, or to arrange an appointment with a member of admin or teaching staff by emailing