Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Master of Pharmacy is an accredited two-year, graduate-entry degree. Innovative and practice-based in approach, the course builds on students' strong scientific foundation to provide specialist, comprehensive knowledge relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice. Developed by leading pharmacy academics and our expert educational designer, the course's subject matter is delivered in an integrated, student-focused manner, making use of cutting-edge technologies and strong links with the pharmacy profession. Students undertake clinical practice in a wide variety of settings sourced by UTS throughout the degree. This includes a guaranteed hospital pharmacy placement.

Designed for

Students who have completed an undergraduate science or related bachelor degree and wish to enter the healthcare profession as a pharmacist


This course comprises a total of 120 credit points. Students undertake a total of 16 6-credit-point subjects and four 6-credit-point clinical subjects. The course is an intensive two-year, full-time degree which is equivalent to a three-year degree. In addition to coursework during sessions, students are required to undertake weekly clinical placements during session and block clinical placements during mid-session breaks.


  • Pharmacy core subjects

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.Entry is competitive and assessment is based on grade point average (GPA). Applicants must have also completed the following subjects at a tertiary level within the last 10 years 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.Selected applicants are required to undertake a short interview with a panel. Applicants are assessed in the areas of communication skills, interpersonal skills, interest in pharmacy, and commitment to pharmacy as a career.


The Master of Pharmacy is fully accredited without conditions by the Australian Pharmacy Council and approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia as a qualification leading to registration as a pharmacist in Australia. Upon completion of the degree, graduates must complete a compulsory pre-registration training period and Intern Training Program in order to be eligible for registration.

Further information

Shortlisted applicants who meet the entry requirements receive a conditional offer and are required to sit an interview. Upon graduation, international students intending to apply for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia must meet the Pharmacy English Language Skills Registration Standard. Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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