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Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy MSc

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    20 February 2019

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This MSc is an advanced-level programme offered by UCL School of Pharmacy together with several local hospitals or teaching hospitals within London. It is designed for overseas pharmacists who wish to develop the clinical expertise and leadership skills needed to deliver enhanced pharmacy services adapted to their home countries.

About this degree

Pharmacists will develop clinical pharmacy skills, inquisitive and enquiring approaches to practice and pharmaceutical care delivery, critical thinking and appraisal skills, transferable skills for pharmaceutical care services in new settings and environments, and an international perspective on healthcare systems and health needs of different populations worldwide.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four compulsory modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).

Compulsory modules

  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Policy I
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Policy II
  • Clinical Practice at Placement Site
  • Leadership, Healthcare and Pharmacy Innovation

For more information on the modules, please go to the School of Pharmacy website

Optional modules

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Research project/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops, case tutorials and small-group work. Assessment is through written examination, coursework, resesarch projects and oral presentations.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Funding

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

Graduates of this programme usually return to their home countries to work in governnment ministries, hospitals and universities, or pursue a PhD in the UK or overseas.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme is centred on the health priorities of the World Health Organisation, which includes diabetes, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Approximately half of the programme is delivered through taught modules at the UCL School of Pharmacy with the remaining time spent gaining clinical and research experience at hospitals in the London area under the tutelage of clinical pharmacy specialists.

Students develop new learning styles as they progress through the programme. This makes for a stimulating and challenging year where self-development is central.

This programme has drawn international students from approximately 40 countries worldwide.

Department: School of Pharmacy

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £75 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

This programme is suitable for overseas pharmacists who wish to develop clinical pharmacy and leadership skills relevant to the needs of their home countries.

Application deadlines

26 July 2019

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy
  • why you want to study Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the UCL School of Pharmacy
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets these needs

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Visit the Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy MSc page on the University College London website for more details!

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