Pharmacy - Advanced Pharmacy Practice

Ulster University - Belfast

Pharmacy - Advanced Pharmacy Practice

The MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice aims to develop competencies as defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Advanced Pharmacy Framework (APF): expert professional practice; collaborative working relationships; leadership; management; education, training and development; research and evaluation.

You will be admitted onto the MSc programme through Accreditation of Prior/Certified Learning having met the learning outcomes of the following modules from programmes successfully completed at NICPLD:

- Foundation Pharmacist Programme
- Pharmacotherapeutics for Pharmacist Independent Prescribers
- Medicine Optimisation for Pharmacist Independent Prescribers

In semester one you will complete the 20-credit Advanced Practice Development module. Semester two will begin with the 10-credit Research Methodologies for Advanced Pharmacy Practice module, which will result in a project proposal being submitted mid-semester, following which you will undertake a Research Project in Advanced Pharmacy Practice in semester two and three.

The course is a part-time distance learning programme delivered as a combination of online lectures, webinars and self-directed learning.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).


Part-time/Online. This course is taught online so you can study where you want, when you want.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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