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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 Friday 30th January 2015.  

Fees:
Annual fees for taught components are based on the number of credits taken per year equivalent to £43 per credit / £430 for a 10 credit module. The Research Project Fee is £6,030 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

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research