Master of Pharmaceutical Science (By Research)

Monash University

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

This degree is awarded for research in the principle areas of drug discovery biology, medicinal chemistry, drug delivery, disposition and dynamics, drug candidate optimisation and medicine use and safety. Students may pursue studies in any of these areas, contingent upon supervision and funding support being available.


Supervised research leading to the submission of a thesis


  • Drug delivery
  • Drug discovery
  • Lead optimisation
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Medicine use and safety
  • Pharmaceutical science
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics
  • Structural biology

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, science or other related field at a level of Honours I, IIA or IIB
  • Or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Applicants should note that the completion of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science program does not enable a person to practice as a pharmacist in Australia.

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