UK: Scholarship for MSc in Clinical Pharmacy by UCL School of Pharmacy’s Department of Practice and Policy

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Description: This programme is designed specifically for overseas pharmacists wanting to develop clinical expertise. Students completing the degree are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to develop enhanced pharmacy services in their native countries.
The programme is centered on the health priorities of the World Health Organization (WHO), and includes both taught courses within the School (e.g. clinical therapeutics, research methods, management, marketing, and international perspectives in health), and clinical/research experiences at local hospitals. The programme requires a substantial commitment to self directed learning. Clinical work experience is essential. Applicants must be familiar with standard software packages including word, excel and powerpoint.
The MSc programme began in 1996, and has drawn international students from countries all around the world, including Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and former Yugoslavia.

Duration: This 12 month, full time (35 hours per week), taught postgraduate degree programme is offered by UCL School of Pharmacy’s Department of Practice and Policy, together with several local hospitals. The programme is designed for overseas pharmacists intending to return to their home countries upon conclusion of the programme. Completion leads to the award of the University of London’s Master of Science degree. It does not lead to registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Scholarships and funding:

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies. The links below provide more information on the funding opportunities available.

Information on the new UCL Undergraduate Bursary / National Scholarship Programme scheme is provided via the ‘undergraduate’ link below. You can also find more general information on the Fees and Finance page.

Scholarship applications for 2014–2015 will start to open from December 2013.
 If you have any queries please email

The main application deadline for 2014 entry is 1 August 2014.
Owing to the competition for places, applicants are advised to apply as early as they are able; the number of places on each programme is limited.


Overseas applicants should note that if accepted by UCL, entry clearance to the UK can take a considerable amount of time and therefore applications should be made as early as possible. Applicants who need to meet funding deadlines should submit their applications in good time and certainly no later than five weeks before a funding deadline or 1 March, whichever is earlier.
UCL has a general application deadline of 1 August 2014 for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (i.e. MSc or MA). However please note that some programmes listed below have later deadlines whilst other programmes listed separately below have earlier deadlines. The application deadline does not apply to research degrees where it is possible to start throughout the year. Research applicants should select a start date at least two months in advance of their application.


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