University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Clinical Pharmacy

On our MSc in Clinical Pharmacy you'll receive advanced training in the practice of pharmacy to enable you to deliver optimum pharmaceutical care and become a safer and more ?effective practitioner. ?You'll be taught predominately by pharmacists registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The course content includes: - communication in clinical settings - application of laboratory tests and their relevance in monitoring - principles and practice of therapeutics - pharmaceutical care and management of disease - oral communication and problem-solving - clinical, laboratory and organisational methods to monitor & assess drug therapy - delivery of clinical pharmacy services - application of research methods - a research project

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in Pharmacy. Minimum of 12 months post-study clinical experience in a hospital environment. Please note that, prior to starting the course, a Letter of Good Conduct is required from the Police in a student's home country. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.5 (with no component below 5.5).

Course modules

Semester 1 - Classes which will introduce key concepts and skills associated with the delivery of pharmaceutical care, including pharmaceutical care planning, communication skills, the role of evidence based practice and clinical research. Semester 2 - Classes focus on specific therapeutics with a focus on poly pharmacy, medicine reconciliation and the application of clinical guidelines to manage patients with multiple or complex morbidities. Research project - Students undertake an individual research project investigating a specific clinical topic. Project output will be written in the format of a clinical research paper.

Assessment methods

Each element is assessed by a series of assignments based on students' clinical evaluations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,850 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,650 per Whole course (International) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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