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.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- UK/EU Full-time: £10,050
- Overseas Full-time: £19,050
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
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.
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:
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
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.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Standard
How to apply
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.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
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 UCL School of Pharmacy
- 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.
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