Pharmacist CPD / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
PG Credit
12 weeks per unit
Entry requirements
We require an honours degree in pharmacy.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Up to 150 places per unit.
How to apply

All applicants need to complete and submit our online application form (please choose the mode of attendance as distance learning part-time and for the programme description please select Pharmacist CPD units). See the advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We accept applications on a rolling basis up until one week before the start of each unit. Late applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the units are full.

Course options

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

Course overview

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Funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund.
  • Study one or more units from our MSc Clinical Pharmacy degree as standalone courses for continuing professional development.
  • Develop your clinical, applied practice, leadership and research skills while working as a pharmacist thanks to our part-time online distance learning approach.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2019).
  • Our CPD learning materials are accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
  • Open up a new career in pharmacy or go into research upon completion of one or more of our CPD units.


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

  • Modular (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £1,200 per 15 credit module
    International students (per annum): £2,700 per 15 credit module

Health Education England (HEE) funding (January 2018-March 2020): Pharmacists who meet HEE's eligibility criteria are fully-funded to study up to four 15-credit units (to PG Cert).To be funded by Health Education England, you must be a community pharmacist or secure environment pharmacist employed in England. Please see the advice to applicants section for more information.

Pharmacy Integration Fund

Postgraduate Training for Pharmacists is supported by NHS England and Health Education England through the Pharmacy Integration Fund. The fund has been set up by NHS England to enable pharmacist and pharmacy technician integration in primary care as part of new multidisciplinary healthcare teams, making the most of their clinical skills, for the benefit of patients. This postgraduate funded training is only available to pharmacists working in a community pharmacy or secure environment pharmacy in England.

Visit the  HEE website  for more information.

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).

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