Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Entry requirements & Information

  • Registered UK Pharmacist
  • Employer support / references


Duration of programme: From 4 years part-time
Intake: Approximately 12 per year

Start date: October & March

This course is for UK registered Pharmacists only.

The deadline to apply for the March intake is 31st January. 

The deadline to apply for the October intake is 31st August.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements

Annual fees for taught components are based on the number of credits taken per year. £550 for a 10 credit module. The Research Project Fee is £8,400 split over 3 years.
  • Professional doctorate in pharmacy
  • Suitable for registered UK Pharmacists working in hospital, primary-care or community
  • Flexible programme
  • Full approval for prior learning available for holders of relevant postgraduate diplomas or degrees
  • Taught component (maximum of one-third) can be tailored to student / employer requirements
  • Research training provided leading to supported relevant research in chosen field (two-thirds of programme)
  • Appropriate for aspiring advanced or consultant level pharmacists
  • Interim awards available (e.g. MSc)
  • Clinical modules (optional) taught in practice setting.

Optional taught modules include:

  • Clinical modules in most specialities
  • Research skills
  • Evidence based practice
  • Service improvement
  • Healthcare Organisation & Policies
The programme is delivered using a combination of lectures (usually distance learning), tutorials and practice-based learning (under consultant supervision).

Research element requires 4 pieces of publishable quality (peer-reviewed) original research.

Assessment by coursework, professional portfolio and research publications / thesis.
  • Supports life-long learning
  • Relevant CPD
  • Suitable preparation for consultant level practice
Dr David Terry - PhD, MRPharmS
Director - Pharmacy Academic Practice Unit

LHS Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4161      
email: lhspgt@aston.ac.uk

PharmD Programme Director
Dr David Terry
Tel: +44 (0) 121 333 9793
email: d.terry@aston.ac.uk

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