About the course

The purpose of the Clinical Pharmacy Practice programme is to enable pharmacists who have at least 6 months patient-facing post registration experience to develop advanced knowledge skills and attributes in the professional practice of Pharmacy and ensure safe, effective and rational use of medicines. The programme will provide a wide range of opportunities to enable individuals to develop an in depth understanding of the evidence base and safety framework for healthcare and medicines management. The programme offers the opportunity for multi-professional working with others who are involved in the provision of health care. The changes in healthcare and the implications for the changing role of Pharmacists are integral to the development of this programme. Patient safety and medicines optimisation are integral to the goals of developing healthcare services and is fundamental to safe effective and rational use of medicines.

MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice

This programme provides an opportunity to study a wide range of pharmacy practice, medicines management and public health related theory and to explore the professional practice of pharmacy in a clinical setting.

MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice with extended placement

This pathway builds on the MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice to allow students to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of pharmaceutical care delivery in a hospital setting. This will be achieved by students undertaking 6 months of clinical rotations based in local NHS hospitals. 

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice with Extended Placement
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Key staff

Dr Claire Hough
Programme Lead
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Dr Nada Shebl
Admissions Tutor
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Course details

Teaching methods

Our facilities

Our school, at the University of Hertfordshire offers world-class teaching and learning facilities, including Europe's largest medical simulation laboratory.

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Level 7

Core Modules


Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £31010 for the Extended Placement for the 2019/2020 academic year
  • £9010 for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £18000 for the 2019/2020 academic year
  • £40000 for the Extended Placement for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements

You must be a registered pharmacist in your home country with at least 6-months of patient facing practice in a hospital and a good batchelor’s degree in pharmacy (at least 55% GPA) or equivalent.

You will need a secure IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent with a minimum of 6.0 in any band. International Students should be aware that this course does not lead to registration to practice as a pharmacist in the UK.

How to apply

Course length
  • Full Time, 20 Months
  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


Start DateEnd DateLink
18/09/201922/09/2020Apply online (Full Time)


Start DateEnd DateLink
18/09/202022/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)


Start DateEnd DateLink
18/09/202122/09/2022Apply online (Full Time)
We welcome applications from international and EU students