United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

A part time, modular postgraduate course for qualified pharmacists working in community, primary care or general practice who wish to develop excellent clinical knowledge and consultation skills.

Key benefits:

  • We are ranked 9th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
  • Clinical experts and experienced academic staff lead our teaching, and combine university-based study days with work-based learning.
  • Course content and assessments will reflect the most up-to-date practices which will support service development in your workplace.
  • There is an opportunity to gain a Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (NB additional competitive entry criteria apply)
  • We are part of King's Heath Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between us, Guy's, St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.
  • As an accredited Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Foundation School, students who are RPS members have the opportunity to complete the RPS Foundation Training Programme.

Who should take this course

MPharm or equivalent. An equivalent qualification could include a GPhC - accredited Overseas Pharmacists' Assessment Programme (OSPAP) - this is a programme taken by overseas pharmacists to gain equivalency in the UK.


MSc, MSc (Prescribing), PG Dip, PG Dip (Prescribing), PG Cert

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • MSc - modules totalling 180 credits
  • PG Diploma - modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Cert - modules totalling 60 credits

Required Modules:

You are required to take:

  • MSc and MSc (Prescribing) - Pharmacy practice dissertation (60 credits)
  • MSc and MSc (Prescribing) - Research methods (15 credits)
  • MSc (Prescribing), PG Dip (Prescribing) - Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

MSc and MSc (Prescribing) students choose enough credits to bring your total to the year to 180. PG Dip and PGDip (Prescribing) students choose enough credits to bring your total to the year to 120.

  • PG Cert students choose four 15 credits modules.
  • Supporting patients with mental illness (15 credits)
  • Optimising medicines use in long-term conditions (15 credits)
  • Pharmaceutical public health (15 credits)
  • Service development in a pharmacy context (15 credits)
  • Medicines and older people (15 credits)
  • Delivering effective, patient-centred care in diabetes (15 credits)
  • Supporting self-management of cardiovascular disease (15 credits)
  • Supporting self-management of respiratory disease (15 credits)

You will study 60 credits each year. Modules are offered on a two-yearly cycle. The order in which the modules are undertaken therefore depends on the point of entry into the course. Contact the course leader if you require specific information about a module. King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study


  • Part time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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