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MSc Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2020

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We have three entry points each academic year in September, January and May. Study dates for 2020 may differ due to Covid-19. Offer holders will be informed via email.

Please note that last HEE funded intake is May 2020 and in order to be considered for this you would need to apply by the 31st of March.

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 EITHER PGCert Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice (HEE funded) if you are applying for HEE-funded postgraduate training OR PGCert Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice if you are self-funded).

See the advice to applicants section below for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

Advice to applicants

All applicants need to complete our  online application form .

If you are applying for our HEE-funded postgraduate training for community pharmacists and secure environment pharmacists, your application must be accompanied by supporting documents:

A completed  application template  (Word doc, 56kb) which contains your full name, GPhC registration number and a personal statement of 300-500 words. Your statement should include why you wish to undertake this CPD and how it will benefit the pharmacy services you currently deliver. You must also declare that you are not currently enrolled on another NHS England service pathway, specifically Integrating Pharmacy into Urgent Care, Pharmacy Integration in Care homes or Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice Phase 1 and 2.  You will also be asked to consent to share information and be contacted to contribute to the development of impact case studies. Health Education England have provided more information about the requirements of the evaluation of this training.

We want to ensure that courses funded by the NHS Pharmacy Integration Fund give pharmacists and pharmacy technicians the opportunity to successfully gain skills, knowledge and experience through education and training. We may therefore access and review students' data and seek students' views and experience of the courses, in order to evaluate the courses and training and understand what works and what could be improved. The evaluation work will be led by NHS England but NHS England may contract with third parties to undertake this work. To support this work, students will be asked to consent to their personal data including demographic data, contact information, and data on course completion being shared with the evaluation team, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018. Students will also be asked to consent to the evaluation team utilising their contact information to make contact with them to obtain feedback and to invite them on occasion to provide more in-depth feedback via workshops, focus groups or written case studies.

How your application is considered

We offer places on a first come first served basis after confirming that you meet the entry and funding (if applicable) requirements.

We will check you are registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council and we will ask you to confirm that you are fit to practise as per GPhC requirements.


Applications for deferred entry (one year maximum) are accepted provided the applicant meets both the academic and non-academic requirements at the point of entry. HEE-funded applicants will need to contact us to confirm whether funding is still available.