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What will I learn?

Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage.

Monash's Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is internationally renowned as a key research centre. It is home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the largest and most experienced group of pharmaceutical scientists in Australia. The faculty's research students have access to dedicated research buildings, modern laboratories, an extensive library and first-rate research equipment.

The faculty offers research programs in the areas of

Drug candidate optimisation
Drug discovery biology
Drug discovery, disposition and dynamics
Medicinal chemistry
Medicine use and safety

Research students are supervised by leading international experts in the field, and the research conducted is highly regarded within Australia and e faculty has established a strong reputation with industry, both nationally and internationally, and acts as a resource for industry and research institutes involved in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,900.00 (23,50,107) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Parkville Campus

381 Royal Parade,



3052, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (Reading: 6.0, Listening: 6.0, Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0); TOEFL paper-based: 550 (Test of written English: 4.5); TOEFL internet: 79 (Reading: 13, Listening: 12, Writing: 21, Speaking: 18); Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 (No PTE communicative skills score below 50); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 (No skill score below 169); Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 (No skill score below 169).

For international students

Must have:

qualified for a degree of bachelor with a minimum upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above) in an honours year in a relevant field, or its equivalent; or
qualifications which in the opinion of the GRC are equivalent or a satisfactory substitute.

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 550+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 79 + Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 + communicative score 50

Cambridge English: 176 + no skill below 169

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