Master of Pharmacy (Research) - 887AA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Pharmacy|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
Research, a new direction
If you’re curious about exploring a career in pharmacy and prefer research over practice, then the UC Master of Pharmacy (Research) is the perfect way for you to merge seamlessly into academic studies - while opening new doors into the broader government and broader pharmaceutical sectors.
This 2-year full-time course offers the perfect opportunity to extend your pharmacy, primary care or health administration qualifications and use your existing knowledge to choose a relevant research project as the focus of your thesis.
Under the expert supervisory guidance, you’ll be taught the necessary skills to be able to execute a research project, independently analyse data, write a thesis and then ultimately communicate the results in a form that will grant its publication in a refereed journal.
If you’re looking for a new, research focused direction in pharmacy, this is it. Sign up for the UC Master of Pharmacy (Research) course today.
Study a Master of Pharmacy (Research) at UC and you will:
- develop academic writing, research, writing and analytical skills
- gain access to the latest industry research and innovations
- conduct an independent research topic in an area of interest
- be surrounded by like-minded thinkers and peers
- benefit from having smaller, more focused learning environment
- receive personal mentoring and encouragement from industry experts
- access UC research and career networks both locally and overseas
- research, write and present an academic thesis for peer review
- be challenged by leading academics and industry experts
- gain complete academic confidence
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
WIL allows students to work alongside, with, or for professional or government organisations allowing them to gain valuable hands-on experience and build professional relationships before they graduate.
This approach ensures that UC students are more aware of what is going on their industries and have the chance to establish a wide range of professional contacts, and as a result have a higher chance of employment upon graduation.
As part of your search for a thesis topic, you will have the opportunity to access the UC global network of industry contacts to help guide your decision on what and where to focus your research - with the full support and encouragement of the faculty.
A UC Master of Pharmacy (Research) graduate leaves UC prepared for a variety of career options as an independent research entrepreneur or a research specialist in either private or government pharmaceutical organisations.
As a research graduate, your thesis results could also lead to opportunities to participate in higher level discussions and influence industry decisions at both a local and national level.
Alternatively, you also continue pursuing an academic career, as successful completion of this course also prepares you for a future Ph.D.
Course specific information
Students must have a recognised undergraduate pharmacy degree or a health sciences degree from a recognised tertiary institution with demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research.
- Prospective Students - Domestic
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A recognised undergraduate Pharmacy degree at honours level or health sciences degree at honours level or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution with demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research.
Depending on the desired area of study and the applicants discipline background, appropriate bridging requirements may be required.
Additional Admission Requirements
Students undertaking the Master of Pharmacy (Research) may be required to undergo a Police Record Check prior to undertaking clinical research. Those students are also required to present current immunisation records prior to commencing clinical research. Acknowledgement of the principles of ethical conduct and patient's privacy within the healthcare setting are sought from such students. Healthcare institutions will require students to abide by their guidelines for conduct within their environments.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Master of Pharmacy (Research) (48 credit points)
Restricted Choice - Must select 1 of the following
- Type 1: Thesis only - 48 credit points as follows
Type 2: Thesis and Coursework - 48 credit points as follows
Coursework - 12 credit points as follows
- Of Postgraduate Level units approved by the Course Convener.
- Thesis - 36 credit points as follows
- Coursework - 12 credit points as follows
- Candidates are also required to complete a Research Education Program to acquire the generic skills & attributes identified as appropriate for graduates of postgraduate research programs at UC.
|Master of Pharmacy (Research)||M Pharm(Rsch)|
Unit Delivery ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
A higher degree by research in a specific area of Pharmacy is recognised as a means of achieving credit towards professional specialisation.
*This course does not fulfil the academic requirements towards entry-level Pharmacy registration in Australia.
Standard: 4 semesters full-time or equivalent.
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