Advanced Pharmacy Practice (with Independent Prescribing) (MSc)

Queen's University Belfast the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Advanced Pharmacy Practice (with Independent Prescribing) at Queen's University Belfast

The MSc in Advanced Pharmacy Practice is designed for hospital-based pharmacists in Northern Ireland who wish to progress to Advanced Practitioner level (AfC Band 8a).

The course aims to support the development of advanced pharmacy practice in the student's chosen field of expertise. In addition, MSc students receive training in research methods and are required to undertake a service evaluation/development project.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice (with Independent Prescribing) highlights

The School of Pharmacy is ranked as the No. 1 Pharmacy school in the UK by The Guardian University League Table 2018.

World Class Facilities

  • The School of Pharmacy at Queen's is acknowledged as a leading centre for Pharmacy teaching and research in the UK, consistently featuring at or near the top of league tables for the subject.

Student Experience

  • The School has strong international links as well as a great community spirit.

 This programme is delivered by expert pharmacy practitioners in Northern Ireland. On completion, students will be able to demonstrate the competencies required to work at an advanced level of practice, as defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework.

Dr Brian McCaw
School of Pharmacy

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Northern Ireland (NI)6390England, Scotland or Wales (GB)6390Other (non-UK) EU6390International10800

Certificate (PC) Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice 

All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2018-19 and relate to one year of study only. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

Additional course costs

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice (with Independent Prescribing) costs

There are no specific additional course costs associated with this programme.

How do I fund my study?

From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

More information on funding options and financial assistance.

International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.

* information shown is for 2017-18 and should be used as a guide until 2018-19 scholarships are confirmed.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements


A primary degree in Pharmacy (minimum Bachelor Degree) from an institution approved by the University. Additionally all students must have:

-Identified a designated medical practitioner prior to commencing the prescribing modules;

-Completed the NICPLD foundation/vocational training (VT) programme or must be able to demonstrate equivalent experience

-All applicants must be employed as a hospital pharmacist.

Please note: this programme is open only to students who are resident in Northern Ireland.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

  • Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

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