Community Pharmacy Public Health Services (MSc/PGDip) [Web based learning]
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Full 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.
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
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.
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 day on 15 September 2012 at the University of Manchester is highly recommended for all successful applicants. This is an opportunity to meet the module leaders and the other students learning on the programme.