University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (IBPA)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

Start your unstoppable career in the discovery, formulation, approval, evaluation and marketing of medicines.Pharmaceutical scientists are experts in the chemistry, biology, and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines. UniSA’s Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science is the only degree of its kind in South Australia, equipping you with skills which are globally relevant.You may also be eligible for the only double degree of its kind in Australia - a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) - which you can do with just two extra years of study.


108 units


  • Pharmaceutical sciences Pharmacology and pharmacokineticsDrug discovery, development and commercialisation

Standard entry requirements

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalentANDQualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), orComplete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, orComplete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 pointsApplicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.

Study pathways

Students may have the opportunity to graduate with a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) by completing an extra two years of study. Eligibility will be dependent on academic performance following the completion of the first two years.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City East International: $115,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Prerequisites to entry requirements include one of the following: SACE Stage 2 Biology, SACE Stage 2 Chemistry or SACE Stage 2 Physics. Students who undertake activities where interaction with the public is required must obtain a current National Police Clearance and a Current National Criminal History Record Check (Child-Related Clearance) from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). This certificate is valid for the duration of the degree.

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