Bachelor of Pharmacy - Honours

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This degree develops an understanding of how medicines impact, improve and change people's lives.You'll gain knowledge of the healthcare system and how pharmacists support patient care. Based in Bendigo, you'll have access to La Trobe University's on-campus training pharmacy, where you'll practise patient communication skills and learn how to work as the link between medical practitioners and the public. In the first two years of a course you'll study science fundamentals along with introductory pharmacy practice subjects. For the remaining three years, you'll focus on specific pharmacy subjects such as legislation and practice, therapeutics, complementary medicine and the quality use of medicines. You'll examine public health issues in rural and remote Australia, and graduate with an Honours level degree. During this degree, you'll participate in a range of community and hospital placements where you'll develop practical pharmacy skills.


Students must complete 480 credit points. First-year studies include biology, chemistry, introduction to pharmacy practice, psychology studies for pharmacy, pharmaceutical formulation, the organisation and function of cells, and mathematics. Later-year studies cover pharmacy practice, therapeutics, pharmaceutical formulation, medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, complementary medicines, quality use of medicines, and the healthcare system.


  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Therapeutics.

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
  • And a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry
  • And a study score of at least 25 in any mathematics. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) may be eligible to apply for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bendigo International: $176,800
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 4 years

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