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What will I learn?

This unique double degree covers all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, from drug discovery and development to commercialisation, marketing, product management and the distribution of medicines.

You will graduate with broad career prospects, gaining an advanced understanding of drugs and their effects as well as developing the practical skills and knowledge needed to provide advice and pharmacy care to consumers.

The opportunities are endless, with the ability to gain valuable International industry experience through study tours or overseas placements.

You can enter this degree in two ways – by either commencing the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science or the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). To be eligible, you will need to achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 5 or more by the end of your second year.

What you'll need

Students who undertake activities where interaction with patients/the public is required for their degree, such as field or clinical placements/visits and in University clinics and gyms, must demonstrate they meet mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements. These include criminal history clearance, a Working with Children Check and immunisation requirements. Please visit the Clinical Placement Unit for information on key requirements, and to access the full student checklists.

What you'll learn

This double degree will equip you with the knowledge, expertise and practical skills needed to embark on a range of diverse roles in the ever-changing field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science.

You will develop a strong understanding of drug product development, drug use in the community, trends and developments affecting drug formulation in the future. Through your studies, you will also complete some interprofessional learning with medical students from Adelaide University. You will also complete a pharmacy-related research project and be able to tailor your study to particular areas of interest when you select from a range of elective courses.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain practical industry experience when you complete a field placement or an industry-focused research project under the supervision of an academic or staff member.

Which department am I in?

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,400.00 (22,52,448) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 February 2023


City East Campus

Corner of North Terrace and Frome Rd,


South Australia,

5001, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma IB Grade average of 26. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

This program is for students of the University of South Australia studying in the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/Bachelor of Pharmacy double degree with a competitive GPA.

Entry into this program is available only to students who have completed 72.0 units of either the IHPC or IBPA, have met the GPA requirement and are invited to apply.

English language entry requirements

Application to the double degree follows completion of two years study in either the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science or the Bachelor of Pharmacy programs. Applicants would need to meet the English Language entry requirements appropriate to those awards.

IELTS score of 6.5; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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