MSc Pharmacy Practice

Why choose Herts?

  • Funding Available: Funding is available from Health Education England. In addition, University of Hertfordshire students are eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate Study.
  • Excellent Reputation: Experience clinical and therapeutic focused study within our internationally renowned simulation suite and teaching facilities, including Europe's largest medical simulation laboratory.
  • Industry Accreditations: The curriculum follows the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Foundation Pharmacy Framework (FPF). The Pharmacist Independent Prescribing module is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Professional Accreditations

The course has been developed in partnership with Joint Programmes Board (JPB) London, East and South East England.

About the course

The aim of the MSc Pharmacy Practice programme is to equip practitioners with the core skills and competencies they require to provide pharmaceutical and patient care in their practice setting within a multidisciplinary team. 

Students undertake the certificate in year 1 with progression to the diploma in year 2 and have the option of completing the MSc in year 3. The certificate and diploma develops core clinical pharmacy and therapeutic skills with a focus on the management of patients on acute and long-term conditions and patient safety. The programme offers optional modules at the MSc level, including practice research modules and the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing module accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Minimum level criteria apply for students wishing to undertake the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing optional module and additional learning outcomes apply to this module.

Students undertake work-based learning that is supported by a recognised work-based tutor and attend study days at the university of Hertfordshire.

Why choose this course?

The programme offers

  • 2 year course for Diploma in Pharmacy Practice with the option of a third year for an MSc in Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical and therapeutic focused study days supported by out 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.

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What will I study?

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 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Preparing for Professional Practice 3 0 Credits Optional
  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Clinical Patient Assessment and Consultation 15 Credits Compulsory
    Clinical Patient Care 1​ 15 Credits Compulsory
    Evidence Based Provision of Pharmaceutical Services 15 Credits Compulsory
    ​Clinical Patient Care 2​ 15 Credits Compulsory
    Clinical Patient Care 3 15 Credits Compulsory
    Leadership, Education and Developing Others 30 Credits Optional
    Evidence Based Practice 30 Credits Optional
    Therapeutics of Skin Conditions 30 Credits Optional
    Service Review and Improvement 30 Credits Optional
    Parenteral Drug Administration and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 15 Credits Optional
    ​Pharmaceutical Care for Older People​ 15 Credits Optional
    ​Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care​ 15 Credits Optional
    Pharmaceutical Care in Oncology 15 Credits Optional
    Pharmacist Independent Prescribing L7 30 Credits Optional
    Promoting Health 30 Credits Optional
  • Further course information

    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

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