General Pharmacy Practice, PGCert/PGDip, Postgraduate Diploma

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The overall aim of this General Pharmacy Practice, PGCert/PGDip programme from the University of Greenwich is to provide general-level pharmacists, registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and working within the NHS, with the core skills and competencies required to provide holistic pharmaceutical care in the practice setting. 

About

The overall aim of this General Pharmacy Practice, PGCert/PGDip programme from the University of Greenwich is to provide general-level pharmacists, registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and working within the NHS, with the core skills and competencies required to provide holistic pharmaceutical care in the practice setting.

The programme aligns with a nationally agreed pharmacy practitioner development strategy and is the result of a unique collaboration of higher education institutions across London and the south and east of England.

The programme develops the practitioner student's underpinning knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management.

The programme works on a philosophy of student-centered workplace learning, supported by workbooks and learning sets facilitated by experienced pharmacy practitioners. The practitioner students are expected to take responsibility for managing their learning and achieving the course objectives in support of their Continuing Professional Development.

Accreditation

Completion of the practice elements of the course leads to the award of the Certificate of Completion of General Pharmacist Training from an accredited training centre.

Programme Structure

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide the underpinning knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management to support the development of pharmacists as general level practitioners following registration
  • To enable application of appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to carry out effectively the role of the general pharmacist practitioner within their pharmacy practice base and wider health care teams
  • To enable the student to conduct effective consultations with patients respecting their diverse needs and with regard to confidentiality and consent and to identify, prioritise and resolve complex pharmaceutical care issues.

Content

  • Practitioner Development 
  • Establishing Your Professional and Clinical Practice 
  • Medicines Management in Practice (PGDip only) 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

  • PG Certificate: Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council and be working within an accredited training centre.
  • PG Diploma: Completion of the PG Certificate General Pharmacy Practice.
  • MSc: Completion of the PG Diploma General Pharmacy Practice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
UK/EU part-time fee is £1,540. (per 30 credits).

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Student Loans:

  • Full-time programme - 1 years duration, available fee: £10,280
  • Full-time programme - 2 years duration, available fee: £5,140
  • Part-time programme - 2 years duration, available fee: £5,140
  • Part-time programme - 3 years duration, available fee: £3,426 (£3,428 in year 3)
  • Part-time programme - 4 years duration, available fee: £2,570

Scholarships:

  • London Awards - Bursaries can be used for travel, equipment, tuition fees, university excursions and general living expenses. Applicants must have lived in the borough for a minimum of five years. Applicants must be under 25. Applicants must have a family residual income in the region of  £30,000 a year.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.