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Independent Prescribing (short course) at The University of Manchester
Independent Prescribing (Short Course)
Learn how to take on the role of an independent prescriber in your area of healthcare practice with our flexible course.

Independent Prescribing (Short Course) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
PG Credit
4 months
Entry requirements

We require a relevant Lower Second honours degree or above. See the Professional entry qualification section for further professional requirements.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
40 places
How to apply

To apply, you will need to complete and submit our online application form and the Independent Prescribing additional application form (Word, 128KB). See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We have also collated the information on this page and the application form into a nomination pack (Word, 163KB) that you can download and share.

The deadline for applications is 6 August 2018 . Applications are processed on a first come first served basis. For your first application to be considered, you need to submit all of the required supporting documents and have an enhanced DBS within three years of the start date of the course in September 2018.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
Modular N Y N N

Course overview

  • Take on the role of an independent prescriber in your area of healthcare practice through this course.
  • Learn from clinicians from a range of backgrounds, including medicine, pharmacy and nursing.
  • Discover how to apply core prescribing skills including history taking, clinical reasoning and examination skills.
  • Have the flexibility to undertake learning at a time that suits you due to the low number of contact days.
  • Study at a university ranked 6th in the UK for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2018).


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £2,400 per 30 credit unit

The University of Manchester is offering Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF)-funded places to pharmacists who hold one of the HEE-funded pathways: 

  • Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice (phase 2)
  • Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes
  • Clinical Pharmacists in Integrated Urgent Care.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0604
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health