Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

From 2017, domestic students may only enrol in this degree through the graduate entry pathway, which is open to students who already have a bachelor degree in a related field such as biomedical science or science, and allows entry into the third year of the course. If students are not a graduate in a related field, they can enrol in the new double degree, the integrated Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)/ Master of Pharmacy. If students are an international student, they may enrol in either degree. This course aims to give students the knowledge, experience and expertise needed to make a difference from the moment they graduate as a medicines expert and healthcare professional. The course incorporates innovative technology, such as MyDispense, a safe environment to learn about interacting with patients and other health professionals when dispensing medicines, and Pharmville, a whole database of fictional patients with 'real' health needs. Students gain work experience in hospitals, community pharmacies and rural settings; some students have worked with the Royal Flying Doctor Service or students might choose the International Experience Elective to practice pharmacy in the UK, USA or Singapore. Pharmacists make a difference to people's health in hospitals, aged-care facilities, local communities both locally and globally.


The standard duration of study for this course is 4 years full-time. Before starting placements in their third and fourth years, students will need to have met immunisation requirements and complete Police and Working with Children Checks.


  • Pharmacy

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (any), chemistry and mathematical methods (CAS) or specialist maths. All students applying via VTAC must complete a Monash University Supplementary Information Form (Pharmacy)


Australian Pharmacy Council. The Pharmacy Board of Australia requires graduates to undertake a year of supervised training, followed by a registration examination in order to become a registered pharmacist.

Study pathways

Science-based degree graduates with a minimum GPA of 70% can apply to enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy at 3rd year level. Successful applicants will undertake a summer school program to develop their pharmacy practice skills before joining other 3rd year students when first semester commences. Graduate entry pharmacy students will complete their Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2 years. Recommended pathway courses include: Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science; Bachelor of Pharmacology; Bachelor of Biomedical Science; Bachelor of Biomedicine; Bachelor of Science. All course requisites must still be met.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Parkville International: $171,200
  • ATAR: 93
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Prospective students are advised that a Scholars program is available. This provides exclusive learning opportunities, including extra academic and professional mentoring from pharmacy graduates, leadership training through the ambassador program and a Dean's scholarship.

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