Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Pharmacy (International) is an accredited three-year, graduate-entry degree leading to eligibility for registration as a pharmacist. Innovative and practice-based in approach, the course builds on students' strong scientific foundation to provide specialist, comprehensive knowledge relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice. In addition to the pharmaceutical sciences, this includes professional pharmacy services, integrated therapeutics and the unique capstone subject, Molecule to Market, led by industry leader Adjunct Professor John Montgomery. Developed by leading pharmacy academics, the course's subject matter is delivered in an integrated, student-focused manner, making use of cutting-edge technologies and strong links with the pharmacy profession. Expert guest lecturers and practitioner teachers are utilised throughout the course to ensure relevance and real-world application of content. Students undertake a one-year intensive international placement in the country of their choice (subject to availability) including clinical practice and project-based coursework. Students undertake clinical practice in a wide variety of settings sourced by UTS throughout the degree. This includes a guaranteed hospital pharmacy placement. On-campus learning takes place in the Graduate School of Health's state-of-the-art education and research facility, which opened in 2015. Career options include: community pharmacy; professional pharmacy services; hospital/clinical pharmacy; drug research, design and development; professional roles in pharmaceutical industry; primary health care; consultancy; education; government and policy; the armed forces; and non-profit organisations.
This course comprises a total of 144 credit points. Students undertake a total of 16 6-credit-point subjects, four 6-credit-point clinical subjects and two 12-credit-point international placement subjects. The course is an intensive three-year, full-time degree including a one-year international placement. In addition to coursework during sessions, students are required to undertake weekly clinical placements during session and block clinical placements during mid-session breaks.
Standard entry requirements
- Completed a UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Entry is competitive and assessment is based on grade point average (GPA). Applicants must have also completed the following at a tertiary level within the last 10 years: 1 pharmacology subject
- 2 chemistry subjects
- 1 biochemistry subject
- 1 human physiology subject, and 1 mathematics or statistics subject. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall with a 7.0 in each subtest
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a score of 24 for reading and listening, 23 for speaking and 27 for writing
- PTE: 73-78 overall with a 65 in each subtest
- Or CAE: 191-199.
The Master of Pharmacy (International) is fully accredited without conditions by the Australian Pharmacy Council and approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia as a qualification leading to registration as a pharmacist in Australia. Upon completion of the degree, graduates must complete a compulsory pre-registration training period and Intern Training Program in order to be eligible for registration.
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International students should apply via UTS: International.