Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy

  • Type : Graduate
  • Credit Hours : 36hrs
  • Language : English
  • Campuses : Al Ain & Abu Dhabi



The Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy program is designed to be accomplished in two full time or four part-time academic years. It is designed to integrate advanced didactic courses with case application exercises, advanced clinical clerkship experiences, and a research project. The main objective of this program is to equip graduates with the advanced knowledge, skills, and practice capabilities to practice the role of a clinical pharmacist in all hospital aspects including ambulatory care, acute care, intensive care, long-term care and drug information center activities.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of up-to-date knowledge in the area of pharmacotherapeutics and kinetics.
  • Design an individualized pharmaceutical care plan, taking into consideration the patient’s socioeconomic factors to improve a patient’s health outcomes.
  • Communicate accurate and reliable information to the patient and other healthcare providers.
  • Detect, predict, prevent and report adverse drug reactions.
  • Critically evaluate the literature and undertake practice-based research to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize self-learning skills to enhance pharmacy professional practice.
  • Employ ethical and evidence-based medicine in the decision-making process.


Job Opportunities 

  • Different departments in the hospital
  • Polyclinics and health complexes
  • Centers for drug and toxicity control
  • Centers for simulant control
  • Research centers and pharmaceutical industry
  • University and Medical colleges 

Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in Pharmacy or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4) point scale, or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
1400 550 79 213 6 B2
*Except non-fulfillment of English proficiency requirement


Conditional Requirments 

A student may be granted conditional admission to the Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy in the following cases:

- If a student scored (530 in TOEFL ITP) or has an equivalent, s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that s/he:

  • Obtains at least a score of (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the first term of joining the program,
  • Registers  for no more than( 6) credit hours in the first term of joining the program
  • Obtains a GPA of no less than (3 out of 4) in the first six credit hours of the approved program.


- If a student obtains a Bachelor's degree with a GPA between (2 and 2.99 out of 4) or its equivalent and meets the conditions of the English Language proficiency requirements as set out above, s/he can advance to the program, provided that the student:

  • Registers in the first semester of joining the program with no more than (9) credit hours,
  • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first 9 hours of the approved program.

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a “Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy”, a student must successfully complete 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of didactic courses, 6 credit hours of the clinical and a dissertation of 6 credit hours. with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3 out of 4.

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
Specialization Courses (36) CR.H.
(1) Core Compulsory Courses (24) CR.H
0202611 Biostatistics and Research Design 2  
0202612 Pharmacotherapeutics- cardiovascular 3  
0202613 Pharmacotherapeutics - Infectious Diseases 3  
0202614 Pharmacotherapeutics-Respiratory and GIT 3  
0202615 Pharmacotherapeutics- Endocrinology and CNS 3  
0202616 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 2  
0202617 Advanced Pharmacy Practice 3  
0202618 Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology 2  
0202619 Evidence Based Practice 3  
(2) Internship (6) CR.H
0202690 Clinical Clerkship 6  
(3) Thesis (6) CR.H
0202699 Dissertation 6 (0202690)

Guidance Plan

Course Description

Contact Us

College of Pharmacy

Al Ain University Of Science and Technology

P.O. Box. 64141 Al Ain - United Arab Emirates

Tel. : +971 3 7024888  

Fax : +971 7024777