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Clinical Pharmacy for Primary and Interface Care, MSc,PgCert, PgDip

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
Clinical Pharmacy for Primary and Interface Care at Liverpool John Moores University enables primary care Pharmacists and those at the interface with secondary care to embrace their role in interprofessional settings.


Clinical Pharmacy for Primary and Interface Care at Liverpool John Moores University is Aimed at pharmacists working in community pharmacies, general medical practices or hospital outpatient pharmacies operated by community providers.

This course reflects the evolving role of Pharmacists in primary care and at the interface with secondary care. It is closely aligned with the Government's published plans for the role of the Pharmacist in NHS England.


The programme aims to support you in developing your practice in line with the RPS Foundation Pharmacy Framework. It will serve as the base for successful and effective careers in Clinical Pharmacy, with those having completed the programme being equipped to effectively optimise patient care, make evidence-based recommendations around therapies and develop practice to directly benefit the patients and organisations they serve.


LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences is a partner with the Centre for Pharmacy Innovation (CfPI). The CfPI provides excellent links with community pharmacy and secondary care, through the other partners, Lloyds Pharmacies and The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS FT. These links have helped to support the development of this programme and provide assurance regarding the relevance of the course and its content.

Completing the Clinical Pharmacy for Primary and Interface Care MSc, PG Diploma, PG Cert course will support you in applying for new roles in general medical practices, with prescribing and clinical pharmacy skills allowing you to begin delivering services immediately. In other 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Therapeutics for Clinical Practice (PgCert) 
  • Optimising Patient Care (PgCert) 
  • Improving Healthcare Practice (PgDip) 
  • Research Project (MSc) 


  • Foundations of Leadership and Development - Non-prescribing Pathway (PgDip) 
  • Clinical Skills - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) 
  • Prescribing Effectively in Practice - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) 
  • Therapeutics in Specialist Clinical Practice - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) 
  • Person-centred Care - Non-prescribing Pathway (PgDip) 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Spring 2020
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

You will need to be a pharmacist registered with the GPhC, hold a good degree in Pharmacy (or equivalent) and be currently working in an appropriate pharmacy setting in England, with an opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of patients. Appropriate settings include: community pharmacies; outpatient pharmacies run by community providers; and general medical practices.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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