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Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #180 (QS) Online
This programme enhances your opportunity as a pharmacist to progress your career to advanced practitioner level. Pharmacists in Great Britain have the option to undertake Independent Prescriber training in the second year whilst international students have the option to avail of on campus and local hospital teaching during the MSc stage.

About

The MSc in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice is designed to help pharmacists to acquire and demonstrate the advanced-level competencies defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework, through a rigorous programme of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Review and incorporate current evidence into practice
  • Work effectively in a multidisciplinary clinical environment
  • Make decisions in complex clinical situations
  • Communicate effectively with patients who have common long-term medical conditions
  • Undertake clinical and practice-based research
  • This programme has replaced our previous postgraduate courses in clinical and community pharmacy. It is completed by Distance Learning, without attending on-campus. It is therefore open to both UK and International pharmacists.
  • Open to pharmacists from all employment sectors
  • Distance learning
  • Independent Prescribing option for GB pharmacists
  • Advanced Practice Development option (MSc)
  • Optional on-campus and local hospital teaching for International students (MSc)

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Medicines Optimisation
  • Effective Communication & Consultation Skills
  • Management of Long-term Conditions
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analysis
  • Further Study of Long-term Conditions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part-time only. MSc: 3 yrs PgDip: 2 yrs PgCert: 1 yr
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • This course is designed to meet the postgraduate education needs of pharmacists working in patient-facing roles, although applications are welcome from pharmacists working in any employment sector.
  • The programme is open to local, national and international applicants.
  • Applicants must have a pharmacy degree (minimum Bachelor degree) from a university recognised by Queen’s University Belfast and be registered as a pharmacist with an appropriate regulatory organisation.
  • The University requires evidence that international applicants are competent in the use of English language.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2130 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2130 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.

Funding

FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

For tuition fee information see www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Postgraduate-taught/Fees-funding-and-finance/

Fees:

Students pay an annual registration fee - 2016/17 fees are as follows:

Home/EU: £33.50 per credit (£2010 for 60 credits)

Non-EU: £56.50 per credit (£3390 for 60 credits)

Fees may be paid in 4 equal instalments

Students based in Northern Ireland may be eligible for up to 50% funding of fees via the Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD). For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

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