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UTS Master of Pharmacy - practice based and close to the profession

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location
City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time*

course codes
UTS: C04252v1
CRICOS: 074915M
UAC: 940900

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.

Course aims

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.

This course provides me with access to industry experts in the pharmacy field

Typical study program

A typical course program is provided below.

First year

Calendar B Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
96001 Introduction to Pharmacy696001
96002 Concepts in Pharmaceutical Sciences696002
96003 Pharmaceutics696003
96004 Professional Services 1696004
96015 Clinical Practice 1696015
Calendar B Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
96005 Professional Services 2696005
96006 Integrated Therapeutics 1696006
96007 Drug Disposition696007
96008 Evidence-based Practice696008
96024 Clinical Practice 2696024
Summer sessionCredit pointsSubject code
96025 Clinical Practice 3696025

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

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.

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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 2017 is $755. The total credit points are 120.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

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.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

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.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90755 Core stream (Pharmacy)108
CBK90641 Electives12
Total120

Course structure explained

This course comprises a total of 120 credit points. Students undertake a total of 16 6-credit-point subjects and four 6-credit-point clinical subjects.

Additional information

Course duration

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

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

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 subjects at a tertiary level within the last 10 years and must provide relevant subject outlines with their application:

  • one pharmacology subject
  • two chemistry subjects
  • one biochemistry subject
  • one human physiology subject, and
  • one mathematics or statistics subject.

For prerequisite checking, students must provide a copy of the subject or unit descriptions from the university handbook (or equivalent) of the university where they completed the subjects. If students are unsure whether the previous study meets prerequisite requirements, they can submit the subject outlines for pre-assessment via: gsh.future@uts.edu.au

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.

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.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Professional recognition

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: Handbook

See the Master of Pharmacy in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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