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 #6 in the UK according to The Guardian University Guide 2013, and our academic team produce ‘world-leading’ research, according to the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students.
Study sessions for postgraduate certificate/diploma:
- You can choose to attend our evening classes held on a Wednesday from 4:00pm - 7:00pm, of which there are four per semeseter (eight per academic year, running September to May)
- Alternatively, we also repeat the study sessions on a Saturday from 9:00am - 4:00pm. There are two Saturday sessions per semester (four per academic year)
Study sessions for MSc year:
- The Masters project has a single study day in the first semester (ususally October)
- After the study day, you will work on your project in your time, with supervision from a tutor
Download a sample level 1 timetable (.pdf)