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Master of Pharmacy

Course Code: 767AA
Course Version: 4
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Pharmacy
UAC Code: 880800
CRICOS Code: 049510G
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS of 7.0 overall, or equivalent, with no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Go your own way with a Master of Pharmacy

In 2004 UC established one of Australia’s first graduate entry Master of Pharmacy degrees. 

Science graduates who meet the prerequisites are eligible to enrol in our Masters Program to fast-track towards becoming a registered pharmacist. 

Complete a Master of Pharmacy at UC to:

  • Integrate theory and practice through lectures, laboratories and clinical placements
  • gain the necessary knowledge, exposure, attitudes and clinical decision making skills required to practice as a pharmacist
  • undertake a series of problem based clinical studies to further develop your skills and adaptability
  • develop an understanding of healthcare consumers' needs within a framework of the healthcare team and the institutions that supply healthcare
  • have the opportunity to gain direct experience of the regulatory side of pharmacy practice.

Career opportunities

Your degree can lead to career pathway as a practicing pharmacist or as a regulator within the government and broader pharmaceutical industry. 

Other Opportunities

Alternate exit awards: 

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Studies.
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Studies. 

Important to know

  • Before commencing clinical experience in the community, students are required to undergo a police record check and present your current vaccination records.
  • If you’re an overseas student whose entire education has been in an English speaking country and your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent checks out, then you can enrol in this course. If not, you will need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) pass of 7.5 or equivalent with no band score below 7.0
  • The course is currently undergoing accreditation by the Australian Pharmacy Council. 

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person looking to study this course, please contact Rachel Harrigan, Faculty of Health General Manager, (02) 6201 2608.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email HealthStudentLiaison@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Applicants will have a relevant degree in Medical Science/Biomedical Science with an emphasis on chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, introduction to pharmacology or equivalent and have a history of above average grades. Admission will be competitive and may involve an interview.

Additional Admission Requirements

All students in the Master of Pharmacy course are required to undergo a Police Record Check prior to undertaking clinical experience in the community. All students are also required to present current immunisation records prior to commencing clinical experience. Acknowledgement of the principles of ethical conduct and patient's privacy within the healthcare setting are sought from the students. Healthcare institutions will require all students to abide by their guidelines for conduct within their environments. Note: this course has an early closing date. Please see the link to admission closing dates below.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Domestic International Able to enrol full-time
in first period of study
2016 Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
2017 Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
2018 Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
2019 Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Pharmacy M Pharm

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Health Studies Graduate Diploma in Health Studies

Additional Placement Requirements

This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit www.canberra.edu.au/placement

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 CSP $35,800
2016 CSP $33,450

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

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.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees or Nested Courses)

Students who are unable to complete the two-year masters program may be eligible to exit this course with one of the following awards: - Graduate Certificate in Health Studies, after completion of 12cp study of units in this course; or - Graduate Diploma in Health Studies, after completion of 24cp study of units in this course, with at least 12cp at PG level.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2016 YES YES
2017 YES YES

Offerings

  • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
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