M.Sc. Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacy (online)

  • Online
  • Not specified
  • EUR8000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR3850 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
MSc Clinical Pharmacy is a two-year, part-time distance learning course specially designed for pharmacists employed in a healthcare setting, who want to enhance their clinical pharmacy knowledge and practice skills. Much of the learning is case-based so scientific and professional elements are integrated. The course is designed to maximise contact between student and tutor while allowing distance learning via the internet and through teleconferences/webinars with experienced medical and pharmacy practitioners.



This course is assessed using a mixture of continuous assessment (assignments, exercises, multiple choice question exams and clinical case presentations) and written exams.

Continuous assessment work is submitted regularly and discussed at compulsory teleconferences.

Written examinations take place in UCC at the end of both years. For some modules, there is a clinical case presentation along with the exam at the end of the academic year.

Students in year 2 of the course will complete their research project

Our academic staff include pharmacists, medical doctors, health economists, pharmacologists and biostatisticians. MSc in Clinical Pharmacy contributing practitioners. Contributors are identified in each module and contact can be made directly or through the course co-ordinator.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR8000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR3850 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits 90 credits
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Online group works/assignments
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Programme Requirements (Pathway I)

Year I:

  • Biostatistics/Critical Appraisal
  • Pharmacotherapy I
  • Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Rational Use of Drugs

Year II:

  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacotherapy II
  • Pharmacotherapy III

Upon completion students may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, or may complete a research project/thesis to be conferred with the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy.

Programme Requirements (Pathway II - one year only):

  • Biostatistics/Critical Appraisal
  • Pharmacotherapy III
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements


Entry Requirements (Pathway I)

  • Students must hold a primary pharmacy degree from a School of Pharmacy that is approved by the Programme Committee.
  • They must be registered with the professional accreditation authority in the country in which they are practising.
  • Ideally candidates should have practical experience in their area of qualifications of at least two years post-registration.
  • All students will be required to have full access to computer and internet facilities and to be computer literate.
  • Candiates must be employed by an agreed hospital or community pharmacy and must have a letter of consent/support from the hospital of employment from their employer/supporting GP (where relevant) before registration.
  • In some exceptional circumstances candidates, who by virtue of their training and experience, may, at the discretion of the Programme Director and the Head of School, be deemed suitable for entry to the degree.

Entry Requirements (Pathway II)
In addition to the above:

  • The Programme Management Committee may permit graduates holding a Postgraduate Diploma (equivalent to Level 9 award) in Clinical Pharmacy from an appropriately accredited School of Pharmacy to enter a one-year programme. To be considered for entry to this programme, candidates must have completed their Clinical Pharmacy Diploma no more than five years prior to the date of registration for this programme.

Part-Time Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Please note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Ireland when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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