Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy)

Entry requirements

A primary degree or equivalent recognised qualification in Pharmacy from an institution approved by the University and employment within a hospital pharmacy. As this is a distance learning programme, applicants outside the UK for whom English is not their first 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): Clinical laboratory tests; infection and antimicrobials; management of pain; medicines governance; pharmaceutical care; year 2 (PG Diploma): Evidence-based medicine; therapeutics for clinical pharmacists 1 and 2; plus one from: Research in clinical pharmacy; self-directed study; year 3 (MSc): Research project.

Assessment methods

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


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

Campus details

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

Key information

PG Centre
Telephone number: 
02890 972585