Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Clinical Pharmacy

The programme promotes a rigorous scientific approach to clinical pharmaceutical problems, enabling you to act as a clinical adviser. It will extend your knowledge of therapeutics, increasing your value as a specialist in drug-related matters and enhancing your powers of communication and logical argument. If you successfully complete year one of the programme, you will be entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate, completion of year two entitles you to the Diploma. The MSc can be completed over a further 12 or 24 months. During your course you will be assigned a practice-based tutor (PBT) from your hospital trust and a clinical liaison tutor (CLT) from LJMU. You will undertake a number of learning activities in your workplace, supported by your practice based tutor. This will be supplemented by a number of study days covering the theoretical elements of the course, which will usually be taught at the Byrom Street site in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Entry requirements

You will need to be a Pharmacy graduate, currently working in a pharmacy within reasonable travelling distance of the University for work-based visits and study days. When you have completed your application form, you may be invited for interview. For direct entry to the MSc, the University accepts applications from students who have obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy from other institutions.

Course modules

Core modules: foundations of clinical pharmacy practice; the therapeutic basis of medicines optimisation; advanced clinical pharmacy practice; evaluating pharmacy practice; foundations of leadership and development.

Assessment methods

The programme's blended learning approach features a range of self-study activities, including recommended reading, short recorded lectures, and online questions, as well as more traditional seminars and workshops.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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