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The Pharmacy Practice MSc helps registered pharmacists working in community, primary or secondary care practice develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of developments in pharmacy practice.

This course will equip you to provide pharmaceutical care to patients, manage your personal and professional development and introduce new services to the workplace.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of techniques for evaluating and managing the risk associated with prescribing, supplying and administering medicines to ensure patient safety.

Our focus on work-based learning and assessment links your study directly to your practice, whilst flexible modules allow you to develop skills in the areas of practice best for you.

The dissertation project gives you chance to evaluate current issues and research in pharmacy and examine an area of pharmacy practice under the supervision of leading researchers.

For the School of Healthcare 2019 Admissions policy click here

More information 

The School of Healthcare is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. It aims to be a centre of excellence in the provision of high quality education and research and to develop knowledge that both informs and improves practice.

You can also study this subject at Postgraduate Diploma level.

Course content

This course allows you to develop as a flexible practitioner, according to specific interests and workplace opportunities. You’ll also have the support needed to meet GPhC requirements for recording CPD.

You’ll be studying in a research-based learning environment. Our high-quality research informs national and international policy and practice to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines. In particular, our work on medicines information for patients and our research into reducing medication errors and improving safety in care homes have had a significant impact on policy and practice.

The Course Leader is Dan Greer.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Pharmacy Practice MSc in the course catalogue


Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Personal and Professional Development in Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical Care: Core Conditions

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Service Development within Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical Care: Specialist Conditions

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods

Learning and teaching

You’ll learn through study days, e-learning and work-based learning. Our teaching methods support flexible, work-based learning and develop skills for lifelong learning. Teachers and facilitators draw on a range of expertise in education, clinical practice and research. Many of the optional modules are multi-disciplinary.

You’ll have access to modern University and School of Healthcare facilities.


Assessments are mainly written, work-based assignments and are designed to support day-to-day practice.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.

How to apply

31 October for January entry.



For fee information please visit our website.

Read more about paying fees and charges.

As at September 2018 our understanding is that the criteria for eligibility for funded places for new starters for 2019/20 will be:

  • •All NHS employees working in the Yorkshire & Humber region are eligible as long as they have signed approval from their line manager.
  • Practitioners working in GP practices in the Yorkshire & Humber region, employed by the practice and not by the NHS, for example practice nurses, are eligible.
  • Pharmacists employed outside of a hospital setting who are either self-employed or are employed by a private company are only eligible when they are working as part of a GP practice.
  • Practitioners working in the private sector (such as at the Spire, Nuffield etc) in the Yorkshire & Humber region providing services for the NHS and are taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes.
  • Practitioners working for a hospice Yorkshire & Humber region providing services for the NHS and taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help. Please email

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Career opportunities

On completion of the course students are normally are in a position to progress to more senior or specialist pharmacy posts (typically Agenda for Change band 7 or 8) in either primary or secondary care.

Visit the Pharmacy Practice MSc page on the University of Leeds website for more details!




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