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Master of Pharmacy - 767AA

Course Code: 767AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Pharmacy
UAC Code: 880800
CRICOS Code: 049510G
Lowest Selection Rank: N/A
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.

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and sport industry workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person interested in studying a health or sport course, please contact Rachel Harrigan or phone 6201 2608.

Positively contribute to your local community

Our Master of Pharmacy provides you will the foundation for a successful career in the pharmaceutal industry. Fast-track your studies and embark on a journey to apply evidence-based medicine and critical thinking to problem solve real-life medical scenarios. This rewarding postgraduate degree will give you the opportunity to have a positive impact on your patients lives. The course is also now accredited by the Australia Pharmacy Council (APC).

Complete a Master of Pharmacy at UC and you will:

  • 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.

Work Integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Master of Pharmacy graduates, including as a:

  • practicing pharmacist
  • regulator within the government and broader pharmaceutical industry. 

Course specific information

The University of Canberra Master of Pharmacy course has been accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). Before commencing clinical experience in the community, students are required to undergo a police record check and present your current vaccination records. 


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

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average, and
B) a minimum of one unit (subject) of degree level (or higher) study in each of the following disciplines - chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology.

Additional Admission Requirements

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.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 1
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus 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.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


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

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2018 CSP $35,800

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.



Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

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)
2018 YES YES


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

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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