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Clinical and Health Services Pharmacy MSc / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MSc/PGDip up to 36 months and modular
Entry requirements

Academic requirements

All applicants must be able to meet the following requirements:

  • have an honours degree in pharmacy at a minimum level of 2:2 or equivalent
  • have one year's post-registration experience (patient-facing)
  • be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (UK) or equivalent regulatory authority in the student's home country for international students
  • be in employment in a patient-facing capacity whilst enrolled on the programme
  • Have a nominated work-based tutor to support them throughout the entire programme

International Students: Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis. All international students considering application must upload a scanned copy of their passport as part of the application process.

Other requirements

As this is a blended learning programme, students must have access to a computer with fast and reliable internet connection. Students must also have the ability to:

  • navigate Blackboard learning management system to locate teaching and learning materials and to access and submit assessments (with initial basic training)
  • work efficiently with Word and PowerPoint
  • use the internet to search websites
  • navigate e-learning programmes
  • download PDF learning materials

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants


How to apply

To apply for a course you will need to complete and submit our online application form. For information and guidance, see: How to apply

You will need to make a separate additional application if you are eligible for North West CPD funding. Applications for funding can be made using the NHS Health Education North West online CPD application site CPD apply . This is an additional application form that needs to be completed ONLY by students eligible for funding from NHS Health Education North West. If you will be self-funded or sponsored by your department you do not need to complete a separate funding application; just apply online directly to the University.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N Y N N

Course description

The aim of this course is to promote excellence in the clinical and leadership skills of pharmacists who will take part in the future development of pharmacy services in the NHS.

Our course serves to enhance your clinical knowledge, teaching you to optimise drug therapy and develop your problem solving skills. You will explore a variety of health services issues, including health economics, patient perspectives on health, and organisational influences on healthcare.

The course is delivered using a blended learning approach. In the first year, each unit has two mandatory study days per unit, which will include small group tutorials, workshops and experience-based learning.

These will be supported by a structured online programme. You will engage in practical experience based in your workplace, supported by experienced practitioners and workplace tutors (the provision of a work-based tutor to support you is mandatory for acceptance on to the course). In the second year, there are optional units offered, which may be online or blended learning.

One of our units, People Development , is available as a standalone CPD unit. Please contact us for further information about this.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are fixed for international students, for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees .

Always contact the department via if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.


CPD funding is available for pharmacists employed by North West England NHS trusts through an NHS Health Education West Service Level Agreement.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
+44 (0)161 306 0604
Academic department overview

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