Key details 


Start Year
Part Time
Postgraduate Credit (non-award bearing)

Entry Requirements

Degree classification


Degree subject

Pharmacy (MPharm or equivalent)

Additional entry requirements


  • You will need to provide a copy of your General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) certificate or verification of registered pharmacist status.

  • Applicants must provide evidence of 2 years continuous registration with either the GPhC or the PSNI.

  • You must have a named designated medical practitioner (DMP) willing to supervise your training. 

  • Registered medical practitioners eligible to be a DMP must have at least 3 years medical, treatment and prescribing responsibility for a group of patients/clients in the field of practice that the pharmacist intends to prescribe. The medical practitioner must work in either a GP practice, secondary or tertiary care, have experience or training in teaching and /or supervision in practice and the support of his/her employer to undertake the role of a DMP.

  • You must have arrangements in place to undertake 90 hours of learning in practice supervised by your DMP.

  • DMP commitments and responsibilities are outlined in the Statement of Compliance


Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in all components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 67 (minimum 59 in all components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests.


This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. This course has two intakes per year, September and March and runs in either Norwich or Cambridge.
Course Reference Number: 1544429

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the academic year 2021/22 are £2,322.

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 1544429

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

This course runs in Norwich (UEA) and Cambridge (Girton College).

Places on this course are limited to a maximum of 28 students per cohort (14 students per location) so early applications are encouraged.

The deadline for submitting applications is the month before the intake, i.e. a February deadline for the March intake and a August deadline for the September. This course has limited places and applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible as the course may become full before the application deadline. 

Applicants will then be offered an alternative study location, or be offered a place on the next available course.  Please contact the course team on if you have any questions regarding the Independent prescribing course or have not submitted your application before the deadline. 


For key dates and learning day information, please see the March 2022 Entry Timetable.

Due to current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines face-to-face teaching has been temporarily suspended. As a result the course will be taught online until it is safe to resume face-to-face teaching

Further Information

To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 1544429
Key details
Part Time
Postgraduate Credit (non-award bearing)
Tailored to the requirements of clinically experienced pharmacists, our Independent Prescribing course will help you to become a competent prescriber. Our multidisciplinary teaching team is comprised of practicing clinical and prescribing pharmacists, doctors and nurses. The four-month, part-time course includes 12 days in clinical practice under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner (DMP). You’ll also benefit from 13 study days with associated pre-study day activities, which you can adapt to your own needs. Working with a DMP, you’ll get to grips with the required skills in examination and diagnostics for you to perform in a prescribing role, and to pursue competency in these areas. The course also covers advanced consultation skills, clinical decision-making, law and ethics, and public health. Complete your course successfully and you’ll be eligible for the annotation of ‘Independent Prescriber’ on the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Register of Pharmacists.
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