Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8000
    Tuition (Year)
    3850
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #351 Online
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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Accreditation

Originally founded in 1845 as "Queen's College Cork", UCC is one of Ireland's oldest institutions of higher education. Over 150 years later, our University is internationally acclaimed as one of the top 2% of research institutions in the world.

Our mission - to advance excellence in teaching, research and the quality of the student experience - makes UCC a contemporary University with a global outlook. This website contains information on all aspects of the University - I hope you find it useful and informative.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    90 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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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.

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Academic 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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • EUR 3850 EU/EEA

Funding

  • Postgraduate Bursaries for taught full-time postgraduate programmes confirmed for 2014/2015.
  • Graduate Skills Conversion Programme (GSCP) Funding - Graduate Skills funding for 2013/2014 to be confirmed by the Higher Education Authority
  • College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Graduate Studies Funding Information, 2014-2015.
  • Student Assistance Fund

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