Masters | Postgraduate Course - Pharmacy Practice MSc Course Details within University of Strathclyde

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Fees in 2017/18 were £47,500
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Pharmacy Practice MSc

Study Details

MSc: 1 year full-time

This course has been developed by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with the NHS in Scotland. 

Our principal partners are NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Lothian and Community Pharmacy Scotland.

As a student on this course, half of your time will be spent in professional experiential learning. The professional experiential learning aspect of this course gives you the opportunity to see how the theory you learn in the classroom is applied in a clinical setting. This will give you an excellent overview of pharmacy practice in the UK.

Module details

Taught classes

Essential Clinical Therapeutics
Health Service: Quality Improvement
Pharmaceutical Services
Clinical Pharmacy Management
Advanced Clinical Therapeutics

Experiential learning - this part of the course is mainly delivered in NHS hospitals with specialist material delivered in community pharmacies. It's assessed as a single class but underpins the teaching and learning in the other classes you'll take.

Essential Clinical Therapeutics
Health Service: Quality Improvements
Pharmaceutical Services
Advanced Clinical Therapeutics
Clinical Pharmacy Management

Entry Requirements

Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in pharmacy.

Student Destinations

Students in this course are likely to be early careers pharmacists who are interested in advancing their careers by gaining insight into pharmacy in Scotland. This highly specialised education and extended period of experiential learning will allow the graduates to become leaders of the profession in their home country.
Jobs related to this degree

With a degree in Pharmacy Practice (MSc), you can go on to become a pharmacist or a research scientist.

As a qualified Pharmacist, you can work in private and public hospitals, small independent pharmacies and pharmacies located within larger stores.
Jobs where your degree could be useful include:

Science writer
Higher education lecturer
Product/process development scientist

Work experience is key

Employers greatly value work experience and this course will give you valuable experience to build on the skills needed as a pharmacist. This work experience is key to this course.