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What will I learn?

If you’re looking for an alternative career path that offers long-term career prospects and exponential growth, while also taking advantage of your existing qualifications - then the UC Master of Pharmacy course is the perfect next step.

This 2-year full-time course covers the science, chemical composition and application of medication, how medication impacts the human body; and how to apply scientific theory to the clinical reasoning and evaluation for an individual patient’s medication.

This course has been specially designed to help bring you up to speed with the latest industry theories, research and innovations quickly and efficiently; and eventually provide you with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications required to become an officially registered and respected UC Pharmacy graduate.

If you want an internationally recognised career in an ever-expanding industry which offers a positive impact on patients’ lives, then sign up for the UC Master of Pharmacy course today.

This course is accredited by the Australia Pharmacy Council (APC).

Complete a Master of Pharmacy at UC and you will:

explore the theory and practical science of pharmacy
study within a small and specialised learning environment
gain the necessary knowledge, exposure, attitudes and clinical decision-making skills required to practice as a pharmacist
engage through lectures, practical laboratory classes, and clinical placements
undertake a series of problem-based clinical studies
develop an understanding of healthcare consumers' needs
gain direct experience of the regulatory side of pharmacy practice.
be challenged by leading academics and industry experts
establish essential professional networks

Career opportunities

As the aging population continues to grow globally, the demand for qualified and skilled pharmacists who can also engage with patients across all demographics is expected to increase. UC Master of Pharmacy graduate will enter this market with the benefit of having been trained in a smaller, more personal, learning environment resulting in each student receiving a higher level of mentored education.

What this means is that UC Master of Pharmacy graduates are industry respected and will be more than adequately prepared for a variety of career options in either private or government pharmaceutical organisations.

Alternatively, graduates will also have the option to gain further qualifications by returning to university at a later date to continue their studies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,500.00 (21,23,656) per year

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

Start date

6 February 2023


University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,


Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University. Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests

For international students

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.

To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 7.0. TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 94 with: R: 24; L: 24 S: 23; W: 27; Pearson Test of Academic English: 65 with no skill score below 65; Cambridge English Scale: 185 with no sub-score below 185; Occupational English Test: No grade lowers than 'B' in any of the sub-tests.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students