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PG Credit Advanced Clinical Skills (Short Course) / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
PG Credit
6 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) (Lower Second or above) or an equivalent, Postgraduate Clinical Diploma or equivalent and an Independent prescribing qualification. See our other entry requirements for details of the professional experience and employer support that we require.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
20 per intake
How to apply

Please apply via our online application form.

You should also complete an  additional information form and EMM agreement form . These additional forms should be uploaded with the other supporting documents to your online application.

There are two intakes per year. The next intake will be September 2019 and the deadline for Friday 24 th  January 2020.

We recommend you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Learn how to independently evaluate, assess and recommend/prescribe medicines for emergency medicine/urgent care patients.
  • Fit part-time study around work through face-to-face sessions and e-learning.
  • Take as a standalone short course for pharmacists who are already independent prescribers or with our Independent Prescribing  course for a PGCert .
  • Have your fees paid by Health Education England North West if you work in urgent care in the north-west.
Advanced Clinical Skills at The University of Manchester

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

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,400 per 30 credit unit

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).


Students starting this course and/or the PGCert in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine in September 2019 who work in the north of England will have their tuition fees paid in full by Health Education North.

This is as part of a funding initiative to develop the role of pharmacists in the emergency department and in urgent care. Applications from pharmacists working in acute medical areas, walk in centres or GP out-of-hours, may also be eligible for funding for the course.

Students working outside of the north will be self-funding and ineligible for tuition fees.

Contact details

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

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