Pharmacy (Professional) at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Pharmacy (Professional) (Taught)

Course summary

Open to pharmacists in all areas of healthcare, Keele’s MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Practice is built around your professional practice. Three compulsory modules prepare you to design and carry out advanced research focused on a relevant area of interest, workplace procedure or practice. For over two decades, Keele University has built an excellent reputation for flexible distance learning that supports practicing pharmacists to develop their specialist knowledge, enhance professional practice and advance their careers. You’ll be supported by a team of experienced, friendly and approachable academic, administrative and technical staff, including your own supervisor for your research project. Why study this course?

  • Ranked top 20 in the UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (The Complete University Guide 2022), courses are taught by practising pharmacists and biochemists with input from clinical experts
  • MSc offers opportunity to evaluate professional practice within your workplace – past projects have included evaluations of services such as pharmacist-led medication reviews
  • Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning (CPD4ALL) has a reputation for stimulating courses which meet the needs of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals
  • Reap the benefit of our longstanding expertise having offered flexible, tailored distance learning provision for busy professionals for over 20 years and dedicated online learning since 2012
  • Flexible part-time online delivery and modular content allows you to personalise CPD to suit your own needs, experience and qualifications
In the fast changing world of pharmacy and healthcare provision, professional development has become essential to advance your career and ensure emerging best prescribing practice transfers to patients, the public and/or your employer. Studied for one year online – at a time and place that suits you – this professionally focused MSc has been developed for pharmacists working in any patient-facing sector of practice, including hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and in a GP practice. It is designed to meet your own learning needs and that of your employer. You’ll not only be able to put your new knowledge and skills to use at work from the outset, but also tailor your master’s level research project so that your findings are directly applicable to your professional practice for the benefit of both yourself and your workplace. You will undertake a six-month service evaluation or research project. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

The Masters programme is structured to be suitable for pharmacists from all areas of professional practice and is flexible to your own learning needs and the needs of your employer. Entry to the Masters year requires satisfactory completion of a postgraduate Diploma award that is associated with one of the relevant Keele programmes, or an ‘equivalent’ postgraduate Diploma award from another university. Candidates who wish to gain direct entry after having completed a Diploma at another university will have to provide full details of the syllabus covered/assessment strategy for consideration with their application to Keele. Decisions on the equivalence of other diplomas to allow entry to the Keele Professional MSc are at the Programme Manager’s discretion. If English is not your first language, you must either: Hold a degree from a school where English was the language of instruction, OR Take the IELTS (average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all categories). Please note that IELTS exams must be no more than two years old at the start of the programme for which you have applied.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the Keele University website.
Pharmacy (Professional) at Keele University - UCAS