This part-time, flexible programme is a professional doctorate equivalent to a traditional PhD, which aims to develop experienced, working registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate distance e-learning material, a systematic review of an agreed research theme and a workplace based research project relevant to their area of practice.
Please note that this programme is only open to Home/EU applicants.
This programme is open to those with a Pharmaceutical degree normally classified at 2(i) or above or equivalent. Successful applicants will have a Postgraduate award at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level in an appropriate discipline. Employment with an appropriate body agreeing to host workplace based research is essential.
The programme aims to develop experienced, employed registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate taught modules, including:
a systematic review of an agreed research theme
a workplace-based research project relevant to their area of practice as agreed with their academic supervisor and the College
You will choose your modules from the wide range available in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences on the basis of the your educational level on entry and your need to conduct effective research in your chosen area. You will agree a learning contract regarding the taught composition of the programme.
We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market.
Here are just a few ways in which we can help postgraduates to get ahead:
Careers Networking opportunities
Effective careers strategy toolkit
Year planner for all postgraduate students
Masters Career Coaching Workshops
One to one careers guidance
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