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DPharm - Professional Doctorate

This degree responds to an identified need for more NHS pharmacists to engage in research linked to their professional and practice role in areas in which a PhD research programme may not be the most appropriate qualification.  The DPharm fits with all areas of the practice of pharmacy including hospital clinical pharmacy, technical services and community pharmacy practice in much the same way that medical staff undertake an MD qualification.  The DPharm programme aims to develop, strengthen and enhance pharmacy research and help to build the credibility of Pharmacy as a research focussed profession.

Course Structure
The course is either a minimum of three years full-time or four years part-time study with one third of the course being taught and two thirds research-based.  Taught classes (180 level 5 credits) are chosen from an approved list.  Exemption for recognised prior learning may be available.  All applicants must be GPhC (or equivalent) registered.

Teaching and Assessment
The taught element is assessed by portfolio of evidence and the research will be assessed by an oral examination.

This course is suitable for pharmacists who already have some research experience and who wish to enhance their research skills and experience.

You can read the answers to common questions about the DPharm in the FAQ.

Dr Anne Boyter - Course Coordinator
Phone: +44 (0)141 548 4594 

Student profile

Name: Jordan Covvey
Nationality: USA
Course which you are studying or studied? Ph.D. Pharmacy:Project title - “Comparison of medicine utilisation between the UK and USA respiratory disease populations”

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
I chose to study at Strathclyde for its excellent reputation in research and opportunities for funding a Ph.D. studentship through partnership with the Fulbright Commission. The unique combination of quality academic researchers and links to the NHS and industry made it the optimal choice to pursue my research (read more)