Master of Pharmacy

Curtin University

The Master of Pharmacy is a Graduate Entry Master (GEM) course designed to enable the student, through diligent study and application, to become a compounding and pharmacotherapeutic expert. Theory is comprehensive and includes chemical, biological, physiological, pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutics units. The course comprises 25 units, which include practical learning activities and research. Students undertake community pharmacy and hospital placements, where students are supervised by a practising pharmacist, to develop skills in the clinical setting.

Course Fee:

Australian: $73,600
International: $69,800

Entry Requirements:

Applicants require a relevant Bachelor degree or higher, and a history of above-average grades. The Bachelor degree may be a qualification in Pharmacy assessed by the Australian Pharmacy Council as equivalent to an Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy OR must include evidence of the following 5 prerequisites: Mathematics (Advanced Mathematics at senior secondary school level is also acceptable) or Physics AND; Statistics or Research Methods with evidence of a Statistics component or Epidemiology AND; Chemistry AND; Biochemistry AND; Physiology or Pathophysiology or a related discipline. For international students, English language competency equivalent to an IELTS score of 7.0 overall, with no band lower than 7.0, is required.


This course contains core units only

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Further information:

Curtin University course code: MG-PHARM. If students need more course information, they may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please see: For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 1000. For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331.


Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. A further period of 1824 hours of supervised practice is required in order to be eligible for general registration as a pharmacist.

Who for:

Those seeking career opportunities in hospital and community pharmacy, research, industry, government and academia, and in the provision of specialised services such as home medication reviews and diabetes education

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Chemist, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 2 years

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