MSc Pharmacy Practice

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Why choose Herts?

  • Funding Available: Funding is available from Health Education England. In addition, University of Hertfordshire graduates are eligible for a 20% discount on postgraduate study fees.
  • 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 one with progression to the diploma in year two and have the option of completing the MSc in year three. The postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma develops core clinical pharmacy and therapeutic skills with a focus on the management of patients with acute and long-term conditions and patient safety. The programme offers practice research project modules at the MSc level, including optional modules.

Students undertake work-based learning, supported by a recognised work-based tutor and attend study days at the University.

Why choose this course?

1st for Biosciences in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES, Advance HE, 2023).

The programme offers:

  • greater choice with optional modules aligned to your interests
  • 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 to transfer credits/qualifications between universities participating within the JPB collaboration (subject to approval).

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What will I study?

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
    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
    Project (ACPP) 60 Credits Optional
    Service Review and Improvement 30 Credits Optional
    Service Development Project 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
  • Key staff

    Programme Leader Thaiba Bashir

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    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Pharmacy Practice Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc Pharmacy Practice Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year


    Applications open to international and EU students


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