Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice

The University of Manchester

M.Sc. Online
36 months
3150 GBP/year
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This Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice from The University of Manchester enables you to:further develop your pharmacy consultation and clinical examination skills;apply the principles of medicines optimisation to clinical decision-making in practice;develop leadership behaviours.

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This course aims to prepare you for enhanced clinical, public health and leadership roles.We offer eighteen units as part of this course (see course list). You can study one unit as a standalone CPD course or take more units to build up credits for a postgraduate award (Certificate, Diploma or MSc) in either Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice or Clinical Pharmacy.

The course is supported by NHS England and Health Education England through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

Teaching and learning

This Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice from The University of Manchester is an online distance learning course for pharmacists in Great Britain who are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and practising in community pharmacy.

Career opportunities

Enhance your practice through refining your clinical and applied practice skills. Completing this course will open up opportunities to work in other pharmacy settings or to expand your own clinical and public health service provision.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Medicines Optimisation & Therapeutics
  • Education and Training
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Public Health Services
  • Weight Management and Health Coaching
  • Pharmacy Research Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

  • You should have an honours degree in pharmacy. You must be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
English language
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3150 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

MSc (part-time distance learning)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): £4,200 in year 3


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