PG Credit Advanced Clinical Skills (Short Course) / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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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

12 per cohort.

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form where you must also submit a completed copy of the ACS additional application form (and the other supporting documents detailed within it).

Handwritten signatures are required on the ACS additional application form; we cannot accept forms with typed or electronic signatures or images of signatures applied to the document.

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

April 2021 will be the final cohort of this course.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Learn to independently assess and manage patients with acute/urgent care needs.
  • Fit part-time study around work through face-to-face and online study days.
  • Take the opportunity to top-up to our PGCert if you already have level 7 Independent Prescribing.
  • Pharmacists working in urgent/emergency care in an NHS organisation in NW England may be eligible to have course fees paid by Health Education England North.
Advanced Clinical Skills at The University of Manchester

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Fees for entry in 2021 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2020 were as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK 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 in 2021 may have their tuition fees paid in full by Health Education England North West if they meet the eligibility criteria. However, there is limited funding remaining and this will be applied on a first come first served basis. This is as part of a funding initiative to develop the role of pharmacists in urgent and emergency care settings.

Applications from pharmacists working in other acute and unscheduled care settings may also be eligible for funding for the course. Students working for non-NHS organisations or for NHS organisations outside the North West of England are ineligible for tuition fees and must self-fund or secure funding through their employer.

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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