Applications now open for MSc Clinical Pharmacy

10 May 2017

Applications are invited for this two-year (part-time) distance learning Masters’ Degree offered by the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork course, commencing in September 2017.

The UCC MSc in Clinical Pharmacy has won Postgraduate Course of the Year in the Health Sciences category at the gradireland Higher Education Awards (2017), which recognise excellence in postgraduate course provision.


The course is structured to provide specialist training to enable pharmacists working in hospital and community pharmacies, extend their professional role within the evolving clinical healthcare system. The course will develop a greater understanding of the major pharmacotherapeutic issues of various disease states in order to develop a greater understanding of the particular needs of patients with these diseases. It will also provide graduates with the skills needed to become leaders in clinical pharmacy services, such as critical appraisal of drug therapies, rational drug use (including pharmacoeconomic evaluation), medication safety management, research project management, presentation skills and report writing.


The distance learning format allows students to remain in employment throughout the course. Students will be able to communicate with each other and the teaching staff by means of regular teleconferences/webinars and interactive internet systems.


Applicants must hold a primary pharmacy degree and ideally, should have a minimum of one to two years’ practical experience.  Applicants must be registered as a pharmacist with the professional accreditation authority in the country in which they are practising.


Further information about this course is available at


Closing date for applications: Friday, 30th June 2017.


Applicants must apply online at Full details of the applicant procedure are available on this website.


For further information please see programme brochures (Programme Brochure and MSc Clinical Pharmacy Testimonial Brochure) or contact Dr. Teresa Barbosa (Course Co-ordinator,; + 353 21 490 1792).

School of Pharmacy


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