The MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice program is a one year of full-time course that is suitable for pharmacists who have at least 6 months patient-facing post-registration experience The program provides an opportunity to study a wide range of pharmacy practice, medicines management, and public health-related theory and to explore the professional practice of pharmacy in a clinical pharmacy setting The program aims to develop advanced knowledge, skills, and attributes in the professional practice of Pharmacy and ensure safe, effective and rational use of medicines
Teaching Excellence: You will be taught by Clinical experts using excellent clinical simulation facilities.
Work Placement Opportunities: You will undertake Clinical Placements in local NHS Trusts.
Clinical Connections: Benefit from our strong links with local NHS healthcare organisations who provide specialist clinical teaching on the programme and provide placement opportunities.
Hatfield, United Kingdom
The MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice programme is a one year of full-time course that is suitable for pharmacists who have at least 6 months patient-facing post registration experience.
The programme provides an opportunity to study a wide range of pharmacy practice, medicines management and public health related theory and to explore the professional practice of pharmacy in a clinical pharmacy setting.
MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice with extended placement
This pathway builds on the MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice to allow students to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of pharmaceutical care delivery in a hospital setting. This will be achieved by students undertaking 6 months of clinical rotations based in local NHS hospitals.
Why choose this course?
The programme aims to develop advanced knowledge, skills and attributes in the professional practice of Pharmacy and ensure safe, effective and rational use of medicines. The programme will provide a wide range of opportunities to enable individuals to develop an in depth understanding of the evidence base and safety framework for healthcare and medicines management. The programme offers the opportunity for multi-professional working with others who are involved in the provision of health care. The changes in healthcare and the implications for the changing role of Pharmacists are integral to the development of this programme. Patient safety and medicines optimisation are integral to the goals of developing healthcare services and is fundamental to safe effective and rational use of medicines.
"I joined the Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice (ACPP) Master’s Programme at the University of Hertfordshire as part of my career development in clinical pharmacy. I have enriched my clinical knowledge throughout the different sessions and workshops. During the programme, I found myself stretching and becoming a reflective learner. Moreover, I developed the skills that are necessary for my professional life. For instance, reading scientific papers were no longer the same as I developed a judicious eye and was continuously encouraged by the lecturers to be critical in my thinking. On a different level, I was encouraged by the lecturers to be innovative and independent in my scientific approaches. This helped me to strengthen my analytical abilities and problem solving-skills.
Being part of the ACPP programme gave me the chance to observe and interact with clinical pharmacists during the work-based hospital placement. Besides the clinical knowledge, I learned from this experience how to be a leader, organise myself and my team and how to set priorities when dealing with patient care and patient safety.
Finally, I am grateful for joining the ACPP programme at the University of Hertfordshire because it gave me the opportunity to grow and allowed me to draw my vision in terms of my future professional and academic plans."
Amal Alharbi, MSc Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice
What will I study?
Teaching methods are varied including lectures, seminars, workshops and practice placements with specialist clinical pharmacist teacher practitioners and lecturers who are expert in their field. Students are encouraged to develop and utilise the skills of life-long learners.
Our school, at the University of Hertfordshire offers world-class teaching and learning facilities, including Europe's largest medical simulation laboratory.
You must be a registered pharmacist in your home country with at least 6-months of patient facing practice in a hospital and a good bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (at least 55% GPA) or equivalent.
You will need a secure IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent with a minimum of 6.0 in any band. International Students should be aware that this course does not lead to registration to practice as a pharmacist in the UK.
If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.
Anyone wanting to undertake this course must comply with the Department of Health and Social Care immunisation guidelines. This applies to all health and social care settings regulated by the Care Quality Commission and applies to all workers including students conducting placements.
Initial screening criteria
Proof of registration as a pharmacist in your home country.
Degree certificate and transcripts (good bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (at least 55% GPA) or equivalent).
CV including your patient facing experience as the programme requires at least 6 months of patient facing experience.
Further information with offer
Personal statement stating why you want to study at UH, why the UK and why this specific programme
Reference letter from current employment or University
Proof of English language - IELTS of 7.0 or equivalent with a minimum of 6.0 in any band. We do offer pre-sessional English sessions for students who get a total IELTS score less than 7. These English sessions usually run between May and July before the programme starts depending on the student's IELTS score and incur an additional charge besides the MSc's fees
£10320 for the 2022/2023 academic year
£20020 for the 2022/2023 academic year
£20020 for the 2022/2023 academic year
This programme offers excellent opportunities for continuing professional development for practicing pharmacists to enhance career opportunities.