About the course

The programme has been designed for Pharmacists who wish to develop their Clinical Pharmacy, Therapeutic Management and Professional Skills and is linked to the Foundation Pharmacy Framework.

Students undertake the certificate in year 1 with progression to the diploma in year 2.  The modules within the programme develops core clinical pharmacy and therapeutic skills with a focus on the management of patients on acute and long-term conditions. Patient safety and leadership in practice are also core elements covered on the modules. Students undertake work-based learning that is supported by a recognised work-based tutor and attend monthly study days at the university of Hertfordshire. 

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 PgDip Pharmacy Practice
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 MSc Pharmacy Practice

Why choose this course?

The programme offers

  • 2 year course for Diploma in Pharmacy Practice. Students are able to upgrade to an MSc in Pharmacy Practice post achievement of the PGDip Pharmacy Practice qualification.
  • Clinical and therapeutic focused study days supported by our internationally renowned simulation suite
  • Directed learning with progression to self-directed learning
  • Learning and sharing of experiences with colleagues from other hospitals
  • Programme linked to the Foundation Pharmacy Framework
  • An opportunity for transferring credits/qualifications between universities participating within the JPB collaboration (subject to approval)
  • Historically, funding has always been available from Health Education, England. 

Additional Information

If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £540 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year. Please note that charges based on Health Contract funding may vary.  

Course details

Structure

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Professional Development in the NHS (Work Based) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Pharmaceutical Care (Work Based) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Applied Therapeutics 1-long term disease states (work based) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Applied Therapeutics 2-short term/acute disease states (work based) 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Part time
    • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    *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.

    View detailed information about tuition fees

    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    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.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    Entry requirements

    Applicants for the PGDip Pharmacy Practice should be registered Pharmacists in the UK with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Applicants must have a practice site and work-based tutor recognised by the University of Hertfordshire (transferrable within the JPB collaborative subject to approval)

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Part Time, 2 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2019

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    23/09/201931/07/2020Apply online (Part Time)

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    21/09/202031/07/2021Apply online (Part Time)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    21/09/202131/07/2022Apply online (Part Time)