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  • Local: $ 2.16k / Year (EEA)
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  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The Advanced Programmes in Pharmaceutical Practice and Therapeutics is a flexible, modular, part-time programme designed to meet the career and continuing professional development (CPD) needs of practicing pharmacists and other health professionals. You can accumulate credit toward the award of Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc. The units which comprise the programme have been developed as web-based study guides with learner support provided via the internet using an interactive "Virtual Learning Environment". By choosing particular combinations of units, you can graduate with an award that best reflects your area of professional interest.

    The web-based study guides deliver the core content of each unit, providing the flexibility to enable you to learn when and where you want to. This self-paced learning is complemented by practice-based learning and face-to-face workshops.

    Qualifications and durations
    * Part-time PG Certificate 1 year
    * Part-time PG Diploma 2 years
    * Part-time MSc 3 years
    * Continuing Professional Development Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing 8 months
    * Stand alone unit 3 months

    * Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Secondary Care)
    * Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Primary Care including Community Pharmacy)
    * Medicines Management
    * Prescribing & Therapeutics

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    There are two intakes a year, in February and September. If you are studying for CPD purposes you can start at any time.You should normally be a graduate of a recognised university and be registered as a practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.For other health professionals interested in studying this programme, you should be a member of an appropriate professional body.English requirementsFor those applicants whose first language is not English, you will need scores of at least 6.5 on all elements of the IELTS or a score of at least 580 in TOEFL (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in the TWE or 92 (internet-based test) with not less than 23 in each of the components.ReferencesTwo references are required. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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