12 months
1110 GBP/module
1110 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice programme at the University College London (UCL) is to provide Foundation training that equips registered pharmacists currently employed in NHS Hospital Trusts and private hospitals with the core knowledge, skills and capabilities required to provide safe and effective pharmaceutical care to their patients.


The curriculum supports a broad approach to practice - pharmacists are expected to manage issues related to safe and effective provision of medicines regardless of context, including providing information to patients and health care professionals, ensuring the technical and legal aspects of medicines supply are met, providing evidence led clinical advice and more complex problem-solving skills relevant to their future careers.


Graduates from the General Pharmacy Practice programme at the University College London (UCL) typically progress to senior Pharmacist roles within the healthcare sector.


The curriculum will develop pharmacists who are able to practice at a general level, and consequently embraces clinical, technical, medicines information and patient service elements. 

The curriculum fundamentally contributes to the Foundation practitioner development strategy and serves as the foundation for future pharmacist development and supports practitioners to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours during Foundation Stage 2 that will underpin advanced practice development later. 

The ethos and culture of the programme is to enhance and develop self-reliance and an adult approach to learning in support of continuing professional development.


The UCL School of Pharmacy is an accredited Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation School

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Foundations of General Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical and Professional Development Module
  • Independent prescribing Module
  • Using Research in Clinical Practice
  • Audit or Service Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to be registered as a pharmacist either with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), or within a European Union member state. 
  • If registered as a pharmacist within a non-European Union member state, applicants are required to be eligible for registration with the GPhC.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1110 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    1110 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 GBP per module during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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