Master of Pharmacy

University of Canberra

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.

Course Fee:

International: $71,600

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


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.

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical therapeutics; Pharmacy practice; Systems pharmacology

Study Pathways:

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

Further information:

All students are also required to present current immunisation records prior to commencing clinical experience. Acknowledgement of the principles of ethical conduct and patient's privacy within the healthcare setting are sought from the students. Healthcare institutions will require all students to abide by their guidelines for conduct within their environments.


This program has been granted accreditation by the Australian Pharmacy Council and is approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia as a qualification leading to registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Pharmacist, Pharmacologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Part time 4 years
Canberra No info No Full time 2 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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