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Clinical Pharmacy (Primary Care)

MSc / PGDip




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Our programmes are designed in collaboration with employers, students and service users. Pharmacists from all sectors of practice - Primary Care, Secondary Care and Community Pharmacy will have the opportunity to learn together to develop their clinical, communication and collaboration skills. Mrs Sandra Martin, Programme Lead and Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Entry requirements

You should:

  • be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • be working in the UK

You should also have access to patients in General Practice. You may already be working in Primary Care in GP surgeries.

For pharmacists who are not currently working in GP surgeries, we can offer help to support their process of contacting their local GP surgeries to enable the opportunity to spend time shadowing members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

English language requirements

An IELTS score of 7.0 is required in each of the four subsets, in order to align our English language requirements with those of the regulatory body for practising pharmacists, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

The structure of the modules allows for the integration of theory and learning with clinical practice.

You will have an introductory tutorial on course content, the RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework (FPF) and how the course content maps to it. This will guide you through mapping yourself against this framework and identifying your personal development plan.

Directed tasks both before and after attending the study days will help you to consolidate your learning and understand its application in the practice setting.

Work based assessments will include pharmaceutical care plans, reflective journals and case based discussions. You will also undertake written assignments and OSCEs in some modules.

The topic for the final year Quality and Service Improvement project will be agreed between you, your GP Practice and the module tutor allowing the outcomes of your project to direct and evaluate service improvement within your own workplace.

Study support

The School of Pharmacy employs experienced pharmacists working in primary care and has close links with primary care practice to guide you in career choices.

You will have an academic tutor assigned to support you throughout the programme.

You will map yourself against the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Foundation Pharmacy Framework, which will prepare you for application to the RPS Faculty.

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) including Canvas and PebblePad (for e-Portfolios) will support students learning at a distance.

Use of Library facilities is available online or on campus. Students are also able to access a range of study days organised for secondary care pharmacists as CPD days. 


The School of Pharmacy has an excellent national and international reputation in practice research.

The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) exercise rated 92% of our Pharmacy research as of international quality/world-leading.

Staff teaching on the programme are active members of the School’s Medicines Optimisation Research Group.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.