Clinical Pharmacy via Study Centres MSc

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Gain the additional postgraduate qualification you need to progress in your field. Cover principles of clinical pharmacy and a range of therapeutic areas. Research an area of particular personal interest and relevance to your practice.

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This course is taught at our quality-assured partners worldwide and will provide the additional postgraduate qualification you need to progress in your field. You will cover principles of clinical pharmacy and a range of therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and palliative care.

We welcome applications from registered pharmacists working within hospitals, 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.

Please contact your Study Centre for the duration and mode of this course.

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Why us?

  • Research in Pharmacy at Sunderland has been described as ‘world-leading’ according to the latest Research Excellence Framework
  • Pharmacy has been taught at Sunderland for over 90 years

Course structure

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group work, directed reading, research, tutorials and online tutor support.

Modules on this course include:

Diploma Level 1

  • Clinical Pharmacy 1 (30 credits) - Background concepts to clinical pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy 2 (30 credits) - Cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal therapeutics

Diploma Level 2

  • Clinical Pharmacy 3 (30 credits) - CNS, endocrine and infection
  • Clinical Pharmacy 4 (30 credits) - Oncology, rheumatology and dermatology

Masters Stage

  • Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Research Project (30 credits)


Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.



Please contact the relevant study centre for information on facilities and location.

Entry requirements

Please contact the study centre for more information on their specific requirements and equivalent qualifications from outside the UK.

Fees and finance

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The content of this course has been developed with input from the NHS in the North-East of England. Postgraduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy will help you take on additional responsibility.

Career options

We encourage you to plan your future contributions with your employer and how your career will progress.

On completing this course you will be equipped with the advanced skills and knowledge specifically needed for promotion in roles such as:

  • Specialist clinical pharmacist
  • Pharmacist with a special interest
  • Senior clinical pharmacist

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