Credit for prior learning
This may be awarded on an individual basis at the point of application. Any recognised prior learning must be ratified by the Board of Study. Credit for prior learning may only be awarded in blocks of 60 credits (60, 120 or 180). Only under exceptional circumstances will a student be awarded 180 credits for prior learning.
There may be a reduction in the minimum duration of study if credit is given for prior learning but this will be awarded on an individual basis following application and discussion between the DPharm course organiser and the head of Institute. This must also be ratified by the Faculty of Science Board of Study.
What information is required on the application form?
You'll be asked for information about you, your qualifications, referees, and the area in which you wish to study. There's also space for you to select a preferred supervisor and to give an outline of your proposed area of study. It's acceptable to indicate that you have no preferred supervisor.
What happens to the application form?
Once your educational qualifications have been checked, your application will be circulated to all potential supervisors unless you have specified a supervisor your application. If a supervisor is found and you meet all the entry requirements, including having the funding in place to pay the fees, you'll be offered an unconditional place. You may also be offered a conditional place and in this case the conditions would be specified.
Who can be a supervisor of a DPharm student?
The first supervisor of any student undertaking a DPharm must be an academic member of staff in the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences who is registered with the GPhC. A list of potential first supervisors is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second supervisor can be any member of academic staff within the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. Additional supervisors from the NHS may be appointed.
Does application automatically mean that I will get a place?
In common with other research degrees, places on the DPharm course require confirmation of funding and the availability of a suitably qualified supervisor who has the capacity to take on additional research students.
Do I need permission from my senior line managers?
Any application should be discussed with your line manager before it's submitted to the University. It's your responsibility to ensure that you have the support of your line manager.