This course will provide the additional postgraduate qualification you need to move up to a clinical role that is rated as Band 7 or above. Such roles may include ‘specialist clinical pharmacist’ (Band 7) and ‘senior clinical pharmacist’ (Band 8a).
During the course you will cover principles of clinical pharmacy and a range of therapeutic areas. These include cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, dermatology, infections, dermatology, CNS, oncology and palliative care. The Masters project allows you to research an area of particular personal interest and relevance to your practice.
We welcome applications from registered pharmacists working within hospital, primary care and community settings.
This course is run on a mainly distance-learning basis, to allow people working full-time to balance their studies with other commitments. In addition to distance-learning, you will also attend study sessions held throughout the year as outlined below.
Sunderland has an excellent reputation for pharmacy. Our Department is ranked No.6 in the UK according to The Guardian University Guide 2013, and our academic team produce ‘world-leading’ research, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).
Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students.
Study sessions for postgraduate certificate/diploma:
- Evening classes will be held on a Wednesday from 4:00pm - 7:00pm and there are four per semeseter (eight per academic year, running October to May)
Study sessions for MSc year:
- The Masters project has a single study day in the first semester (usually October)
- After the study day, you will work on your project in your time, with supervision from a tutor
Download a first year timetable (.pdf)