PGCert Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate
1 year PT
Entry requirements

See the Independent Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Skills pages for specific entry requirements.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

The PGCert in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine has two pathways:

Pathway 1:

This pathway comprises the Independent Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Skills short courses. You will need to apply for both courses by following the instructions on each page.

Pathway 2:

If you have already completed an independent or non-medical prescribing qualification at FHEQ Level 7 at another institution, you are permitted transfer a maximum of 15 credits to the award of PGCert in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine. You are then required to study the 30 credit short course in Advanced Clinical Skills, followed by one 15 credit unit from the following two units on the Clinical Pharmacy programme:

PHAR63031 Mental Health

PHAR63041 Paediatrics

Please contact the Admissions Team to find out the deadline for applications : .

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Learn how to assess and manage acutely ill patients needing urgent care and prescribe necessary treatment where appropriate whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2019).
  • The Independent Prescribing unit is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Completing this course will contribute to your annual continuing professional development as part of the requirements for registration with the GPhC.

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,800

For students with support from the Pharmacy Department, tuition fees will be paid in full for Pathway 1 of this course by Health Education North. This is as part of a funding initiative to develop the role of pharmacists working in urgent care.  For Pathway 2, funding is available to cover the tuition fees of the Advanced Clinical Skills course only. The additional fees for PHAR63031 Mental Health or PHAR63041 Paediatrics are not funded by Heath Education North.

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).


Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (School of Health Sciences) offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • have graduated since 2015;
  • are registered for an MSc, PGDip or PGCert course at Manchester;
  • hold a first class or 2:1 honours degree;
  • have home or overseas fee status;
  • are applying for full- or part-time study;
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 1798
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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