University of Canberra

Master of Pharmacy

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This program caters for graduates of an appropriate undergraduate medical science or human biology degree with an emphasis on chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, human biology and physiology leading to the provision of a focused training in professional pharmacy. It will incorporate lectures, laboratories and clinical tutorial sessions with a strong professional residency component to provide students with the necessary knowledge, exposure, attitudes and clinical decision making skills required to practise as a pharmacist. Total clinical placement experience will be up to 1000 hours during the course, however an individual student's clinical placement experience within the sub-disciplines of pharmacy will differ from student to student. A series of problem-based clinical studies will further develop the skills and adaptability of students, allowing them to rise to the challenges encountered in the delivery of pharmacy in a wide variety of settings. The students will be encouraged to develop an understanding of healthcare consumers' needs within a framework of the healthcare team and institutions that supply healthcare.


48 credit points. Professional practice experience will be gained in public and private hospitals and community pharmacies and any other relevant pharmacy workplaces in the ACT and surrounding region.


  • Clinical therapeutics
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Systems pharmacology

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: A) a completed bachelor degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average, and B) a minimum of one unit (subject) of degree level (or higher) study in each of the following disciplines - chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology
  • Academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 with no band score below 7.0.

Study pathways

Exit awards: Graduate Certificate in Health Studies; Graduate Diploma in Health Studies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $59,000
International: $77,000

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