The Discipline of Pharmacy offers the following programs:
- Master of Pharmacy (see below)
- 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 Practice (General Practice Pharmacist)
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.
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.
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.
Extracurricular opportunities that students have taken advantage of as a result of the mentorship program include:
- Participation in competitively funded research projects
- Networking with pharmacy leaders at the UTS Pharmacy Dinner
- Employment/internship opportunities