PGCert Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate
1 year PT
Entry requirements
To be eligible to complete the top-up process, you must hold an Independent Prescribing qualification from a GPhC accredited course, have completed the Advanced Clinical Skills course at The University of Manchester and not have used those credits towards another award.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Funding for this course has come to an end and the Advanced Clinical Skills module is not currently available to new students. However, pharmacists who have completed an Independent Prescribing course at another university and the Advanced Clinical Skills course at The University of Manchester may be eligible for the award of PGCert ASTEM on completion of one of the following 15-credit units:

This applies to pharmacists with both level 6 and level 7 independent prescribing qualifications.

Please contact the Admissions Team to find out what steps are required to transfer the credits and apply for the top-up unit:  

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Learn to independently assess and manage patients with acute/urgent care needs.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2021).
  • Fit part-time study around work through face-to-face and online study days.

Open days

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To be announced.

Additional expenses

There is no funding available to support the tuition fees for the top-up route.

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).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
(+44) 0161 543 4699
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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