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Clinical Pharmacy (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

n/a (Full-time) / 3 years (MSc); 2 years (PgDip); 1year (PgCert) (Part-time) / 3 years (MSc); 2 years (PgDip); 1year (PgCert) (Distance only) (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise required by a clinical pharmacist to input optimally into patient care.

Special Features

Course Description

The administration and management centre for the course is based in the Health and Medicines Unit of the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The day to day operation of the course is carried out at 4 accredited teaching centres under the guidance of an Associate Course Director appointed to each centre.

The teaching centres currently accredited are Oxford, North-, South East- and South West- Wales covering a total of 34 hospital sites.

A number of hospitals in England and Wales have been accredited as clinical teaching sites for the MSc/Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy. These are listed below grouped into five teaching centres:

Oxford Centre

South East Wales

South West Wales

North Wales Centre

Available Modules

A variety of modules are available:

Some of the modules are compulsory (100 out of 120 credits) and there are 20 optional credits (2 specialist modules).

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be a registered pharmacists with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain or a country where there is a reciprocal agreement AND must be employed as a pharmacist in an accredited hospital. You can find a list of those hospitals above.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
  • International Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Dr Karen Hodson  

Telephone: +44 (029) 2087 5806 



School Website:

More information

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences