Ms Jean Taylor
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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy MSc
This MSc is an advanced-level programme offered by UCL School of Pharmacy together with London teaching. It is designed for overseas pharmacists who wish to develop the clinical expertise and leadership skills needed to develop enhanced pharmacy services adapted to their home countries.
What will I learn?
Pharmacists will develop clinical pharmacy skills, inquisitive and enquiring approaches to practice and pharmaceutical care delivery, critical thinking and appraisal skills, transferable skills for pharmaceutical care services in new settings and environments, and an international perspective on healthcare systems and health needs of different populations worldwide.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The programme is centred on the health priorities of the World Health Organisation, which includes diabetes, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Approximately half of the programme is delivered through taught modules at the UCL School of Pharmacy with the remaining time spent gaining clinical and research experience at hospitals in the London area under the tutelage of clinical pharmacy specialists.
Students develop new learning styles as they progress through the programme. This makes for a stimulating and challenging year where self-development is central.
This programme has drawn international students from approximately 40 countries worldwide.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops, case tutorials and small-group work. Assessment is through written examination, coursework, resesarch projects and oral presentations.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A good degree in pharmacy from a recognised university is essential (overseas equivalent of a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or higher), and registration as a pharmacist. At least one year’s relevant work experience in a clinical setting is normally required. Applicants must be familiar with standard software packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The closing date for applications is 16 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This programme is suitable for overseas pharmacists who wish to develop clinical pharmacy and leadership skills relevant to the needs of their home countries.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy
- why you want to study Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets these needs
Graduates of this programme usually return to their home countries to work in governnment ministries, hospitals and universities, or pursue a PhD in the UK or overseas.
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: