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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 - 60 months

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

This new and unique course enables pharmacists (registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council) to come together in a small peer-group learning environment to develop as advanced clinical practitioners. The course is flexible with a choice of classes that look at specific practice and personal development needs.

The course is designed to produce highly skilled practitioners who can improve patient care by driving forward innovation in all areas of pharmacy practice through delivery of the Scottish Government's Vision and Action Plan: Prescription for Excellence

The Independent Prescribing (IP) qualification is included within the course as an  optional 30-credit module; practitioners who have already completed the IP qualification will receive 30 credits for prior learning and the requirements for each award will be reduced by 30 credits.

You'll study

This course consists of a series of optional classes.

Successful completion of 60 credits from any combination of classes leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.

The award of a Postgraduate Diploma requires 120 credits. The MSc requires 180 credits, which includes a project and class in research skills.

Our facilities & staff

The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS)is recognised as one of the foremost departments of its kind in the UK. It's a leading research centre in the search for new and improved medicines. You'll benefit from the advanced facilities of a new £36 million building.

Our postgraduate community comes from all corners of the globe and benefits from the support and guidance of the Institute's Graduate School as well as from close, long-standing industrial and NHS links.

Research in SIPBS is focused on

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 studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 - 60 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

You can take any combination of classes for the PgCert (60 credits)/PgDip (120 credits). For the MSc (180 credits) you must complete the Research Skills class.

A maximum of five years is allowed from the point of first registration to completion of the required classes up to the award of an MSc.

If you have undertaken the Independent Prescribing Course in Scotland in the five years before registration this can be recognised as prior learning (30 credits).

How much will the classes cost?

2017/18 - Scotland/EU/Rest of UK

  • Advanced clinical assessment and consultation skills (20 credits) - £800
  • Advanced therapeutics and health innovation (20 credits) - £800
  • Clinical practice attachment (40 credits) - £1,600
  • Quality improvement methodology (20 credits) - £800
  • Pharmacist independent prescribing  (30 credits) - £1,300
  • Clinical service development (10 credits) - £400
  • Research skills (20 credits) - £800
  • Research project (60 credits) - £1,900

How can I fund my course?

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students starting in 2017 may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from England

Students ordinarily resident in England can apply for Postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Wales

Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Wales can apply for support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Northern Ireland

Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland can apply for support from Student Finance NI. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

International students

We have a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A degree in pharmacy from a United Kingdom university or a qualification deemed by the Head of Department acting on behalf of Senate to be equivalent.
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

What students think about Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

    Living in Glasgow: Ellie Kissel, MSc Information & Library Studies

    I have always wanted to study in the UK and when searching for programems on the American Library Association website, the course at Strathclyde stood out as the one which would enhance my professional career. I love living in Glasgow and it reminds me of the southern hospitality of my home state of Kentucky. 

    Skills for cutting-edge research: Manto Chouliara, MSc Applied Physics

    The course has provided me with a wide range of experimental physics skills and the opportunity to use them in a cutting-edge research project. The multicultural environment on campus supports the collaboration of students from the world, and through numerous group-work projects prepares us for our future jobs. 

    Course flexibility & further study: Shouyue Wu, MSc Optical Technologies

    I've enjoyed the flexible nature of the course which allowed me to choose classes and projects to suit my interests. There's always guidance from staff, not only about studying, but also about living in Glasgow and your future career. I am planning to do a PhD project on optical fibre to prepare me to work in the industry. 

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