University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Master of Pharmacy (International)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

The Master of Pharmacy (International) is an accredited three-year graduate-entry degree. The course is an Australian first, extending the Master of Pharmacy (C04252) program to include a one-year overseas clinical placement. This allows students to expand their knowledge even further, gaining practice-based experience of pharmacy in a global context and an understanding of the international factors that influence pharmacy practice and healthcare provision. Overseas clinical placements include those in Canada, Germany or the United Kingdom.


This course comprises a total of 144 credit points. Students undertake a total of 16 6-credit-point subjects, four 6-credit-point clinical subjects and two 12-credit-point international placement subjects. The course is an intensive three-year, full-time degree including a one-year international placement. 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
  • Pharmacy International 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 completed the following at a tertiary level within the past 10 years: 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 (International) 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

International students should apply via UTS: International.

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