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Clinical Pharmacy (MSc/PgDip)

Course Description

The administration and management centre for the course is based in the Health and Medicines Unit of the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The day to day operation of the course is carried out at 4 accredited teaching centres under the guidance of an Associate Course Director appointed to each centre.

The teaching centres currently accredited are Oxford, North-, South East- and South West- Wales covering a total of 34 hospital sites.

A number of hospitals in England and Wales have been accredited as clinical teaching sites for the MSc/Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.

A variety of modules are available:

* Foundation Module (covering General Medicine and Surgery)
* Therapeutics (attending study days with expert practitioners)
* Clinical Governance (Audit and Management of Change)
* Other ward Clerkships
* Critical Care
* Medicines Information
* Aseptics
* Primary Care
* Clinics, Research.

Some of the modules are compulsory (100 out of 120 credits) and there are 20 optional credits (2 specialist modules).

Visit the Clinical Pharmacy (MSc/PgDip) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Lowri Bizby (Pharmacy)

“I chose Cardiff because the Welsh School of Pharmacy has an excellent reputation and is considered one of the best in the UK. Cardiff city is full of culture and has a great social scene – it has such an incredible atmosphere, especially when Wales are playing rugby and winning in the stadium! The best aspects of my university experience have been meeting new people and simply having the most fantastic time of my life. I honestly could not imagine myself anywhere but here, I love it!!!!"

(Student Profile)

Paul Cornish (Pharmacy)

I was attracted to the course, as Pharmacy is a professional, vocational degree with loads of contact with the public. Our department is really fantastic with enthusiastic lecturers and lots of socialising outside the course. The student-staff relations are strong – the students just won the staff versus students rugby game! After I graduate I hope to get a job in a hospital, working with people.

(Student Profile)

Pete Penson (PhD in Pharmacy)

The Welsh School of Pharmacy puts a great deal of effort into making postgraduate life rewarding. Numerous training courses are offered to get you
started upon arrival in Cardiff. The School offers weekly multidisciplinary seminars, often with high-profile speakers, which gives you a wide perspective upon research.

The numerous research group meetings and annual postgraduate day allow students to present their work to others in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Sook Meng Chung (Pharmacy)

"I've always wanted to work in healthcare. The pharmacy course is well-rounded, we learn things step-by-step and all the areas of pharmacy are covered. I've really enjoyed it especially the practical bits like formulating and dispensing drugs. The teaching is good and most of my lecturers are kind, friendly and helpful! There is also a staff-student panel where we can voice any concerns. When I graduate I'm most likely to go into hospital pharmacy."


Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000


Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be a registered pharmacists with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain or a country where there is a reciprocal agreement AND must be employed as a pharmacist in an accredited hospital.

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