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Community Pharmacy Public Health Services (MSc/PGDip) [Web based learning]

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Selected entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

All applicants must be able to meet the following requirements:

  • have an honours degree in pharmacy usually at a minimum level of 2:2
  • be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (UK) or equivalent regulatory authority in the students home country for overseas students
  • be in employment in the community healthcare pharmacy sector or have access to an appropriate area of practice whilst enrolled on the programme
  • submit a written document to support their application which gives a review of their pharmacy experience, their reason/s for undertaking the programme and their expectations of what they hope to gain from the programme.

Applicants for CPD units will require a degree in a health related subject, be registered with their professional regulatory body and have access to patients in order to complete the programme assessments.

International Students: All International students must upload a scanned copy of their passport as part of the application process.

Options for starting a programme

We offer two entry point each year

  • September for our PGCert, PGDip and Masters programmes
  • February for our PGDip and Masters programmes

English language

Students whose first language is not English require either:

  • IELTS level 7.0 overall with level 7.0 in reading and writing specifically
  • TOEFL 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or minimum of 100 (Internet-based test)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade B

All certification should have been achieved within the past two years.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other entry requirements

Applicants need to be working a minimum of one day per week in community or primary care pharmacy and have access to patients. 

As this is a completely online programme, students must have access to a computer with fast and reliable internet connection. There is a minimum level of computer skills required, these include the ability to:

  • navigate the Blackboard learner management system to locate teaching and learning materials and to access and submit assessments (with initial basic training)
  • work efficiently with Word (or similar) and Powerpoint programmes
  • use the internet to search websites
  • navigate e-learning programmes
  • download PDF learning materials
  • use video equipment to undertake assessments.

Attendance at the introductory webinar on 13 September 2014 is highly recommended for all successful applicants. This is an opportunity to meet the module leaders and the other students learning on the programme