Independent Prescribing (Short Course) / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
PG Credit
Duration
4 months
Entry requirements

We require a relevant Lower Second honours degree or above. See the Professional entry qualification section for further professional requirements.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
40 places
How to apply

The application process has several elements and it is important to complete them all before the application deadline in order not to miss your preferred cohort. 

See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

Please apply via our online application form and the Independent Prescribing additional application form (Word, 128KB).

We have also collated the information on this page and the application form into a nomination pack (Word, 163KB) that you can download and share.

The deadline for applications is 10am 27th August 2019. For your first application to be considered, you must submit all of the required supporting documents and have an enhanced DBS within three years of the course start date.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Take on the role of an independent prescriber in your area of healthcare practice.
  • Learn from clinicians from a range of backgrounds, including medicine, pharmacy and nursing.
  • Discover how to apply core prescribing skills including history taking, clinical reasoning and examination skills.
  • Have the flexibility to undertake learning at a time that suits you due to the low number of contact days.
  • Study at a university ranked 6th in the UK for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS World Rankings 2018).

See the course details tab for dates.

Open days

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £1,750 per 30 credit unit

The University of Manchester is offering Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF)-funded places to pharmacists who hold one of the HEE-funded pathways: 

  • Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice (phase 2)
  • Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes
  • Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway
  • Clinical Pharmacists in Integrated Urgent Care

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1798
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/cpd/subjects/pharmacy/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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