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Application processes are different for coursework and research degrees. Please choose from the categories on the right. 

Master's coursework

Master of Pharmacy (C04252)

Master of Pharmacy (International) (C04253)

Autumn session commences with an induction day in early February with classes starting in late February/early March. Applications are not accepted for commencement in Spring session (mid-year).

Prospective students are welcome to apply in their final session/semester of undergraduate study. Successful applicants will be granted a conditional offer with a full offer made once their degree and all prerequisites are complete. 

Local students

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or a humanitarian visa holder you can lodge your application quickly and easily online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). UAC is able to obtain transcripts and other documents for undergraduate degrees completed in Australia. 

If your previous degree/s were completed overseas, please submit your application to Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) as UAC can verify your documents and calculate your GPA.

International students

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, you will need to apply through UTS International or at an Information Evening

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, and all prerequisites at tertiary level within the last ten years.
Short-listed applicants will also be required to attend an interview. Entry is competitive with previous intakes requiring a GPA of credit average or above. GPA cut-offs are subject to change from year to year. 

See the Master of Pharmacy detail page for comprehensive admission requirements. 


To calculate the fees for this course, please visit the UTS fees website.


Applicants must have completed the following subjects at a tertiary level 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.

A microbiology subject is also desirable.

Prerequisites may be completed as bridging and short courses or non-award units at a recognised tertiary institution if you did not complete them as part of your undergraduate degree.

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

**Pharmacology prerequisites
As a guide, the following areas will be considered when assessing whether or not a subject meets this prerequisite:

  • basic concepts of pharmacology (including principles of drug action, drug-receptor interactions)
  • introduction to pharmacokinetics
  • toxicology
  • pharmacology of drugs used in the treatment of infection and cancer
  • pharmacology of drugs used in the treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the major body systems:
    • cardiovascular
    • respiratory
    • endocrine
    • gastrointestinal
    • reproductive/genitourinary
    • central and peripheral nervous systems
    • musculoskeletal
    • immune
    • haematological
    • sensory organs


Postgraduate research

Doctor of Philosophy (C02056v1)
Master of Pharmacy (Research) (C03053v1)
Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Research) (C03054v1) 

How to apply

Step 1:
Identify your proposed area of research, and potential supervisor/s. Future research students are encouraged to view the school's:

Step 2:
Make an inquiry to UTS: Pharmacy. This helps us to connect you to a supervisor and start your application process.

Step 3:
The school’s research team will help guide you through this step.

Domestic students should follow the research degree application process outlined by the Graduate Research School.

International students should visit UTS International for comprehensive information on the application process, fees and English language requirements.

Application dates

Expressions of interest are currently being sought for 2016 commencement.

Note: it is important for candidates to contact UTS: Pharmacy and arrange supervision before the application is submitted.


UTS: Pharmacy offers a range of scholarships for PhD students. In particular, students in Pharmaceutics are currently being sought for an exciting project relating to innovative drug delivery and pharmaceutical nanotechnology. Visit our scholarships page for details.


Local students (citizens of Australia and New Zealand and permanent residents of Australia) currently have their course fees met through the Commonwealth Government’s Research Training Scheme (opens to external site). However, students are responsible for other fees incurred by their project (eg. software, photocopying, transport).

International students should visit the UTS International website for information on international student fees.