Clinical Pharmacy Practice - MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Capitalising on over 20 years experience delivering flexible distance learning to support the continuing professional development (CPD) of practicing pharmacists, Keele’s Clinical Pharmacy Practice programme allows you to improve your clinical and professional knowledge and skills at a time, place and pace that suits you. You can tailor your study to your interests and educational needs, choosing from over 25 different modules covering skills-based and clinical topics. Designed for pharmacists working in any patient-facing sector of practice, including hospital, community or GP practice, our CPD embraces foundation level training through to advanced practice and ultimately your master’s qualification.

Month of entry

  • Monthly intake for our flexible pathway, January for PG Cert and PG Dip, February for MSc

Mode of study

  • Online programme, Part time


Subject area

  • Pharmacy

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - PG Cert (60 credits), Part Time £3,850
    UK - PG Dip (120 credits), Part Time £7,700
    UK - MSc Year (60 credits), Part Time £3,850

Duration of study

  • Part time by distance learning over 1-5 years. The Programme is flexible in that it allows you to finish your studies at one of three postgraduate levels - PgCert, PgDip, MSc.

Why study Clinical Pharmacy Practice at Keele University?

Ranked top 20 in the UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (The Complete University Guide 2022), modules are annually updated with input from specialist pharmacists working in practice.
Part-time distance learning allows you to personalise CPD to your educational needs, experience and qualifications.
Course learning outcomes map to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Frameworks to help you advance your career and evidence your CPD.
Option to receive Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Independent Prescribing) by studying our highly-regarded Independent Prescribing Course (N.B. This requires attendance at four study days).
Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning (CPD4ALL) has a reputation for stimulating courses which meet the needs of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
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Lisa Cotton, Clinical Pharmacy Practice

"I knew that I wanted to continue to develop and progress as a healthcare professional. I knew that the postgraduate diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Practice at Keele was the perfect course for me to enrol on due to the expertise and support that I had had during my undergraduate study."

Lisa, Clinical Pharmacy Practice

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Rachel Ohana, a Clinical Pharmacy Practice student

"I have recently achieved my 2 year Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Practice, alongside having two young children and working as a community pharmacist branch manager three days a week. The course is challenging but extremely rewarding. The increased clinical knowledge has enabled me to deliver better patient care, and has given me increased confidence in making appropriate clinical recommendations to GPs, greatly improving my professional practice. I would highly recommend this course due to the ease of use and extent of material on the learning platform used to study the course, and the support offered. "

Rachel, Clinical Pharmacy Practice

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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