If you’re an experienced practising pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, such as mental health, critical care or HIV medicine, joining our PgCert Prescribing and Therapeutics course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

On this course, you’ll develop your clinical examination, pharmacology and therapeutics skills, and build on your understanding of evidence-based management of common medical conditions.

And when you graduate, you’ll be qualified for a career as an independent prescriber within a clinical setting.

Study Details:

PGCert 1 year part-time

Module Details:

Core units include:

  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Prescribers
  • Clinical Skills for Prescribers
  • Professional Aspects of Prescribing


(September 2019 and January 2020 start start) UK/EU/International/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £2,330 per year (may be subject to annual increase)

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A Pharmacy degree (BSc, BPharm or MPharm) with a minimum classification of 2.2, registration as a practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council and two year’s UK-based patient-facing experience post-registration.
  • Applicants require the written agreement of a Designated Medical Practitioner to mentor them throughout the course and the support of their employing organisation where applicable.

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