Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists (Level 7) - 45 credits

Independent Prescribing (IP) is becoming an essential skill for pharmacists, to enhance their existing role or to act as a catalyst for role change. Our dedicated IP Team continues to develop the curriculum to ensure you meet the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) learning outcomes and are appropriately prepared for your future prescribing practice.

Applications for September 2024 are now open with an application deadline of 30 June 2024.

This course operates on a first come first serve basis. The University reserves the right to close this programme early if sufficient applications are received.

Month of entry

  • September and February

Mode of study

  • Part time


Subject area

  • Pharmacy

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Part time £3,200 per year

Duration of study

  • 6 months

Please note: this course is only open to Home fee status students, and unfortunately is not currently available to International fee status students.

Why study Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists (Level 7) - 45 credits at Keele University?

1st in the UK to receive accreditation by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Learn from tutors who are qualified prescribers
Our programme is approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council
The distance learning format of the course enables you to study where and when it is most convenient
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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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