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Essential course information

Professional registration

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.

Class hours

All courses at UTS: Pharmacy requires students to be on campus at certain times during the week or semester. We do not offer any courses by distance. All Graduate School of Health courses operates on Calendar B.

Master of Pharmacy 

The Master of Pharmacy is offered as a full-time on-campus course. Part-time and distance options are not available.

The course is an intensive two-year program that is equal to three years of content. A full-time study load is four subjects plus half a day of clinical practice per semester, plus clinical placements in breaks. Students can expect to be on campus or at clinical placement 5 days per week during session and full-time two or four-week clinical placement blocks during breaks. Some students maintain part-time jobs in addition to their study.

Research degrees

Research students undertaking a Master of Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Science (Research) or PhD program are expected to attend meetings as negotiated with their supervisor and are encouraged to attend student group meetings. You will also be expected to attend workshops and seminars that will help in the development of their project and in their capabilities as a researcher.

Research degree students are expected to work on their project for 48 weeks of the year. During this time students need to spend an average of 35 hours per week working on their project for full-time students and 18 hours for part-time students. Generally, a PhD is completed in 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time.There are comfortable spaces reserved for research students to work on campus so there is the opportunity to participate in our scholarly community on a full or part-time basis.


UTS: Pharmacy is home to state-of-the-art facilities that use best practice technology and design to create optimal learning and study environments.

Purpose-built and opened in 2015, the new Graduate School of Health and Science building provides outstanding research, teaching, learning, and social spaces for the School, as well as general teaching spaces and public areas for the general UTS community.

Overlooking the Alumni Green, the new building is connected to the adjacent UTS: Science Building and provide pedestrian links to Thomas Street. Find out more about the new Graduate School of Health building.

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Robotic dispensing 

ROWA robotic pharmacy dispensing machineThanks to our partnerships with DOSE Innovations, Medicines Packaging Systems and ROWA, the School has established a robotic dispensing unit in its teaching and learning facility that stores, rotates, dispenses and replenishes medications. Master of Pharmacy students are trained using simulations of real life situations, helping to better prepare them for the demands of modern workflow. 

Wet labs

Coursework and research students also make use of world-class wet labs. These labs are part of a $110million investment that ensures UTS students have access to one of the best science facilities in Australia. 

Simulated hospital wards

Students also make use of the Faculty of Health's simulated hospital wards in their preparation for clinical placement in hospital environments.

Student spaces

Student spaces throughout the university have been architecturally designed to be extremely comfortable and enhance learning. They are fitted with integrated technology, wifi and plentiful break-out rooms for group study or when you simply need a quiet space.

Academic mentorship

UTS Master of Pharmacy students benefit from individual mentoring under our Academic Mentorship Program. 

Students are assigned to an academic mentor who is charged with overseeing their progress. This innovative measure will make sure that you have the best possible chance for success in your program and start to build your professional network.

Extra curricular opportunities that students have taken advantage of as a result of the mentorship program include:

  • Participation in compeitively funded research projects
  • Tutoring
  • Networking with pharmacy leaders at the UTS Pharmacy Dinner
  • Employment/internship opportunities

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