Clinical Pharmacy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 40 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) Online
The programme aims to equip pharmacists with the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of the developing professional role and prepares pharmacists for work in a clinical, patient facing role. It helps pharmacists develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating they have made a difference to patients and services.


Reasons to study Clinical Pharmacy at DMU:

  • Suitable for a range of professionals, such as pharmacists and locums in hospitals, primary care, community and prison settings
  • Flexible distance learning with minimal attendance allows practitioners to study alongside work commitments
  • Benefit from multiple exit routes and specialist modules, including Independent Prescribing (please note that the independent prescribing module has a seprate entry criteria and admissions process)
  • Tailor your study to your career interests with practice-based assessments
  • Learn from a pharmacy team with with experience in hospital, community, primary care, secure environment and prescribing areas of pharmacy practice
  • Gain a thorough understanding of current clinical pharmacy issues; developing your clinical evaluation skills
  • Developed in collaboration with clinical pharmacy specialists, with direct input and teaching from expert pharmacists and doctors.
  • 100 per cent of graduates are successful within six months of graduating earning an average salary of £35,444.44

Graduate careers

The specialist and learning skills you acquire are highly sought after in many different sectors of practice. Having an MSc is recognised by many employers as a stepping stone in career progression.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Practice Foundations
  • Clinical Foundations
  • Clinical Practice 1
  • Clinical Practice 2
  • Clinical Practice 3
  • Public Health
  • Service Evaluation
  • Practice Development
  • Research Methods
  • Public Health
  • Independent Prescribing
  • Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 40 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class
Recommended score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry criteria
  • Students must have a second class honours, lower division, degree in pharmacy, or above, or equivalent degree qualification
  • Registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Pharmaceutical Council of Northern Ireland, or Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
  • Practising in a patient facing role at least one day a week
English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    498 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1660 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 40 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    498 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1660 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 40 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 60 credits £1,660


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