2 years full time*
The Master of Pharmacy is an accredited two-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.
The Master of Pharmacy is an accredited two-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, 96014 Molecule to Market, led by industry leader Adjunct Professor John Montgomery. Two elective subjects provide students with the opportunity to individualise their studies with their choice of any available postgraduate subject offered at UTS.
Developed by leading pharmacy academics and our expert educational designer, 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 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.
The course aims to prepare graduates to be registered pharmacists who can succeed in expanded roles in emerging professional environments, and within changing medical, social, political and regulatory contexts. This is achieved by going beyond traditional educational models so students engage in self-directed and problem-based learning to develop leadership skills, gain experience with emerging technologies, and build a network of internationally recognised researchers, teachers and pharmacists.
In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.
Tuition fees are charged:
- based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
- based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
- at the rates set for the current year and revised annually
Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.
Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.
A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.
In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.
Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.
Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.
Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.
For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $719. The total credit points are 120.
All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:
- Protocol on fees and refunds for international students - contains the fee and refund conditions for international students
- Tuition Protection Service - designed to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for
In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.
For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.
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.
The course is an intensive two-year, full-time degree which is equivalent to a three-year degree. In addition to coursework during sessions, students are required to undertake weekly clinical placements during session and block clinical placements during mid-session breaks.Full time, on campus
Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an 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:
- one pharmacology subject
- two chemistry subjects
- one biochemistry subject
- one human physiology subject, and
- one 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
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.International students
Upon graduation, international students intending to apply for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia must meet the Pharmacy English Language Skills Registration Standard.
For further information, refer to the following standards:
- Pharmacy English Language Skills Registration Standard
- Pharmacy Implementation of the English Language Skills Registration Standard.
These are available for download at:
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
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If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.
Scholarships, prizes and awards
For Pharmacy students
Only for international students
For all domestic students
Only for Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander students
Prizes and awards
For Pharmacy students
The Master of Pharmacy 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.
UTS: HandbookSee the Master of Pharmacy in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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As well as providing you with the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills in your field, UTS lecturers teach you to think innovatively and engage with rapidly changing work environments.
UTS’s practice-based courses ensure you graduate with as much hands-on experience as possible, increasing your professional skills and making you more attractive to prospective employers.