The Discipline of Pharmacy offers the following programs:
- Master of Pharmacy
- Master of Pharmacy (International) – open to domestic and international students offering an extensive series of clinical placements overseas
- Good Manufacturing Practice
- Graduate Certificate in Advanced Pharmacy Practice
Master of Pharmacy
The UTS Master of Pharmacy is a highly practical course, designed by industry professionals and academics that will equip you to carve out the career of your choice. Our graduates have a great reputation when it comes to professional services and expanded pharmacy roles.
For course information, including entry requirements and fees, visit the Master of Pharmacy how to apply page.
We believe that the translation of knowledge into practice is a critical component of learning. As a result, you’ll spend approximately 520 hours on clinical placement in community and hospital pharmacies, as well as elective placements in a variety of settings over the course of your degree. We’ll even source the placements for you. Observing the day-to-day workings of the profession, and participating in patient management along the continuum of care will give you a real insight into what your future career may look like. Learn more about the diverse placements on offer and clinical placement schedule.
Owner, Blooms the Chemist, Leichhardt
Sally Lui: The pharmacy profession is definitely moving towards health services, and I do find UTS do it really, really well.
We're not just focusing on helping a patient manage their medication; although, we still do that. We actually help manage their whole disease condition. We can actually see how they progress as they come back to the pharmacy. They get their prescriptions filled. We can help monitor. It becomes a really close [00:00:30] relationship and a very ongoing relationship.
What I love most is patient interaction, being able to see them understanding the information they're actually telling them. It's great to actually see the changes in their lifestyle, and you're touched by their stories.
Look, I think pharmacy's a wonderful career. If you work hard, and you have a great attitude, you love working with people, [00:01:00] you can work well in a team, you'll come out of the degree, and there'll be jobs ready for you.
Absorb as much as you can. Ask questions. Tell us what you're interested in, tell us what you like. The more that we find that you're interested and engaged, the more we can offer and show you bits. You'll get so much more out.
Course teaching mode
Our course is a comprehensive two-year program (120 credit points = 108 credit points of core subjects + 12 credit points of electives) that allows for professional services education and electives. A full-time study load is four subjects plus half a day of clinical practice per semester, plus clinical placements in breaks.
You can expect to be on campus or at clinical placement five 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. You will participate in clinically focused coursework, research training, and gain extensive experience during a range of clinical placements.
The program is offered as a full-time on-campus course and part-time and distance options are not available. All Graduate School of Health courses operates on Calendar B.
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.
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.