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Clinical Pharmacy (MSc/Diploma)


To develop the knowledge and skills  required by a pharmacist to provide the best input into patient care for those working in a hospital setting.

Admission Criteria

You must hold an MPharm qualification (or equivalent) and be a registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council ( or a country where there is a reciprocal agreement.  In addition, you must work in one of the accredited hospitals (see below) and have evidence of English proficiency (UK GCSE English, Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)..

MSc in Clinical Pharmacy

On successful completion of the Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, candidates may elect to undertake a further 1 year of part-time study to obtain an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy. If the hospital is not accredited for the MSc training it may seek accreditation for a 1 year period to enable you to undertake the MSc.

Accredited Hospitals and Teaching Centres

The administration and management centre for the course is based in the Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy Unit, Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The day to day operation of the programme is carried out at 4 accredited teaching centres under the guidance of an Associate Course Director appointed to each centre. The teaching centres accredited are Oxford, North-, South East- and South West-Wales covering a total of 22 accredited hospital sites.

A number of hospitals in England and Wales have been accredited as clinical teaching sites for the MSc/Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy. These are listed below grouped into five teaching centres:

  • Oxford Centre
    • John Radcliffe Hospital
    • Wexham Park Hospital
  • South East Wales
    • Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
    • Llandough Hospital
    • University Hospital of Wales
    • Cwm Taf Health Board
    • Royal Glamorgan Hospital
    • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
    • Nevill Hall Hospital
    • Royal Gwent Hospital
    • Other Hospitals
    • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
    • Royal United Hospital of Bath
    • Cheltenham General Hospital
  • South West Wales
    • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
    • Morriston Hospital
    • Neath Port Talbot Hospital
    • Princess of Wales Hospital
    • Singleton Hospital
    • Hywel Dda Local Health Board
    • Bronglais Hospital
    • Prince Philip Hospital
    • West Wales General Hospital
    • Withybush General Hospital
    • Cwm Taf Health Board
    • Prince Charles Hospital
  • North Wales Centre
    • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
    • Wrexham Maelor Hospital
    • Ysbyty Glan Clwyd
    • Ysbyty Gwynedd


Course Fees  Home students Overseas students
Certificate/Diploma £2,529 per year£5,808 per academic year
MSc £2,529 per year£5,808 per academic year

Contact Information

If you require more information, please contact us at 


Course Director

Dr Karen Hodson

Position:Senior Lecturer and Director MSc in Clinical Pharmacy and Director for Non-medical Prescribing (PHRMY)
Dr Karen Hodson
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75806 Extension: 75806

Course Administrator

Ms Suk Ken Chan
PGT Course Administrator (Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy)

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70142Extension:70142
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