Postgraduate and Continuing Education Courses

Lifelong learning, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Education (CE) are essential requirements for all healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, pharmaceuticals scientists and pharmacy technicians in all sectors of practice.

Studying with us will help you to develop your personal skills and interests, enhance your employability and advance your future career prospects. Employers can be confident that their professional workforce is up to date with national and regional policies that influence local service provision, and well equipped with the necessary skills to deliver cost-effective patient care.

Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacology

Our MSc courses provide a number of optional routes, leading to a named award in Pharmaceutical Science, appropriate for students already in, or planning a career in the Pharmaceutical Sciences profession.

These courses will provide you with a thorough grounding in the basic principles of Pharmaceutical Science and will equip you with the skills necessary for successful postgraduate study. Specialist modules offer you the opportunity to gain knowledge in key and emerging areas of Pharmaceutical Science, such as drug discovery, pharmaceutical manufacturing and pharmaceutical legislation and quality assurance.


Pharmacist Independent Prescribing

We are now proud to offer a pharmacist independent prescribing qualification which has been newly accredited by the GPhC. 

This qualification can also be combined with our Masters' level module in Advanced Therapeutics, to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Prescribing Studies. Alternatively the Pharmacoepidemiology module can be taken alone or as part of the MSc courses detailed above.

Advanced Healthcare Practice

In association with the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing we are also able to offer the following  interprofessional postgraduate courses. These are open to all healthcare professionals with a relevant qualification and are ideal for those pharmacists who wish to specialise in one of these areas of practice.

Each course will have an 'Apply Directly' link which will take you through to the relevant application form for your course of choice.