Pharmacy Practice PGDip
Year of entry 2023
- Start date
- Delivery type
- On campus
- 24 months part time
- Entry requirements
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in pharmacy + registration + practice access.
Full entry requirements
- English language requirements
- IELTS 7.0 overall
- UK fees
- £8,500 (total)
- International fees
- To be confirmed
- Available to UK residents only
The Pharmacy Practice PGDip helps registered pharmacists working in community, primary or secondary care practice develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of developments in pharmacy practice.
This programme will equip you to provide pharmaceutical care to patients, manage your personal and professional development and introduce new services to the workplace.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of techniques for evaluating and managing the risk associated with prescribing, supplying and administering medicines to ensure patient safety.
Our focus on work-based learning and assessment links your study directly to your practice, whilst flexible modules allow you to develop skills in the areas of practice best for you.
The School of Healthcare is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. It aims to be a centre of excellence in the provision of high quality education and research and to develop knowledge that both informs and improves practice.
You can also study this subject at Master of Science level.
This course allows you to develop as a flexible practitioner, according to specific interests and workplace opportunities. You’ll also have the support needed to meet GPhC requirements for recording CPD.
You’ll be studying in a research-based learning environment. Our high-quality research informs national and international policy and practice to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines. In particular, our work on medicines information for patients and our research into reducing medication errors and improving safety in care homes have had a significant impact on policy and practice.
The Programme Leader is Dan Greer.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Pharmacy Practice PGDip in the course catalogue
Year 1 compulsory modules
|Personal and Professional Development in Healthcare||30|
|Pharmaceutical Care: Core Conditions||30|
Year 2 compulsory modules
|Service Development within Healthcare||15|
|Pharmaceutical Care: Specialist Conditions||15|
Learning and teaching
You’ll learn through study days, e-learning and work-based learning. Our teaching methods support flexible, work-based learning and develop skills for lifelong learning. Teachers and facilitators draw on a range of expertise in education, clinical practice and research. Many of the optional modules are multi-disciplinary.
You’ll have access to modern School of Healthcare facilities.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessments are mainly written, work-based assignments and are designed to support day-to-day practice.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in Pharmacy
Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Access to appropriate pharmacy practice to allow the undertaking of work-based assignments
Appointment of an agreed work-based tutor and support from a work-based manager
Opportunities for the accreditation of prior certificate learning and prior experiential learning exist through the School's credit accumulation and transfer procedures.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
Find out more about how to apply.
The ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
School of Healthcare Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2023
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School of Healthcare Admissions Team
UK: £8,500 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
On completion of the course students are normally are in a position to progress to more senior or specialist pharmacy posts (typically Agenda for Change band 7 or 8) in either primary or secondary care.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.