Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Pharmacy (Community Pharmacy)

The programme aims to develop the therapeutic knowledge, pharmacy practice and (in the case of MSc) research skills of community pharmacists.

Entry requirements

A primary degree or equivalent recognised qualification in Pharmacy from an institution approved by the University and employment within a community pharmacy. As this is a distance learning programme, applicants outside the UK for whom English is not their 1st language must satisfy University requirements for English language, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Year 1 (PG certificate): Community pharmacy in practice 1 and 2; effective communication; management of chronic illness; plus 1 option from: Complementary and alternative medicine; health promotion in community pharmacy; pharmaceutical care in the community. Year 2 (PG diploma): Community pharmacy in practice 3 and 4; therapy of common diseases; plus 2 options from: Community pharmacy practice research; complementary and alternative medicine; health promotion in community pharmacy; pharmaceutical care in the community; providing services in primary care. Year 3 (MSc): Research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Written assignments and examination, work-based learning and (MSc) research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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