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MScClinical Pharmacy

Why this course?

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).

You’ll study

The course content includes:

  • communication in clinical settings
  • application of laboratory tests & their relevance in monitoring
  • principles & practice of therapeutics
  • pharmaceutical care & management of disease
  • oral communication & problem-solving
  • clinical, laboratory & organisational methods to monitor & assess drug therapy
  • delivery of clinical pharmacy services
  • application of research methods
  • a research project


The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) offers an excellent environment for research and teaching. It’s located in a new building with several laboratories. All labs are fitted with modern equipment. 

Course content

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.  

Learning & teaching

The course is delivered as workshops and tutorials in small group teaching. Bedside teaching on NHS premises is not available on this course.


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

Entry requirements

  • 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.

English language requirements

You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.5 (with no component below 5.5).

We offer comprehensive English language courses for students whose IELTS scores are below 6.0.

Please see ELTD ( for full details.

Fees & funding


All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.


  • £10,850

Rest of UK

  • £10,850


  • £21,650

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Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

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Clinical Pharmacy

Qualification: MSc, Start date: Sep 2020, Mode of delivery: attendance, full-time

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