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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) programme aims to nurture competent graduates with solid knowledge of pharmacy as well as abilities to apply the core knowledge and skills for effective, humane and ethical delivery of pharmaceutical care. They will contribute both to the profession of pharmacy and to the overall health of the patient body by adopting the highest standard of professional practice.

What You’ll Study

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) programme aims to nurture competent graduates with solid knowledge of pharmacy as well as abilities to apply the core knowledge and skills for effective, humane and ethical delivery of pharmaceutical care. The curriculum covers:

  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Patient Counselling and Communication Skills
  • New Learning Approaches
  • Exposure to Chinese Medicine as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Training in Industrial Pharmacy
  • Opportunity for Interprofessional Learning

The problem-based learning (“PBL”) approach is adopted to encourage interdisciplinary inquiry and foster life-long learning skills.

Exciting Opportunities

Local and Overseas Exposure

The new enrichment module will enable students to be involved in a local community service project of their own choices. The module provides them with the chance to engage in activities which benefit different groups in need while enhancing their exposure at the same time. In addition to local experiences, all our pharmacy students will have the opportunity to participate in an international exchange programme. It helps to broaden the students’ understanding of pharmaceutical and social conditions in different countries.

Placement, Clerkship and Research Project

As part of the curriculum, each pharmacy student will rotate between hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry for at least one week in each setting during the final year of study. In addition, students will have the opportunity to carry out a research project in a specialised area of their choices under the supervision of our academic staff.

Opportunity for Interprofessional Learning

The programme offers invaluable opportunities of interprofessional learning with students from medicine, nursing and Chinese medicine programmes. These interprofessional learning activities will utilise the expertise of students from different backgrounds and foster cooperation.

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted accreditation by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Hong Kong. Students who have completed a full-time pharmacy degree and one additional year of internship are qualified as registered pharmacists in Hong Kong.

Career Prospects

Students who have completed a full-time pharmacy degree and one additional year of internship are qualified as registered pharmacists in Hong Kong. Pharmacists are able to practice in a wide variety of areas, including community pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmaceutical industries and regulatory agencies. Pharmacists can specialise in various areas of practice including but not limited to: haematology/oncology, infectious diseases, drug information, critical care, paediatrics, etc.

Graduates will be well prepared for continuous postgraduate training through a taught Master of Clinical Pharmacy programme or to pursue academic pharmacy by research postgraduate study.

Which department am I in?

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (17,37,099) per year

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

Application deadline

24 August 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education/HKCEE/HKALE or equivalent. English Language Requirement: IELTS - An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module; TOEFL - A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English. AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects.

For international students

Competitive Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 37 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 1A 2A level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language or equivalent
  • SAT Reasoning Test / ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test / Advanced Placement Test: Candidates should have completed - Redesigned SAT: 1350; SAT Subject Tests: 650 in each of the 3 subjects; AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects or equivalent

You must achieve at least one of the following English Language Requirements to be considered for admission to HKU.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

GCSE / GCEO

  • Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
  • Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
  • Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

  • Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
  • Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

SAT Reasoning Test: Sub-scores of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing in the same attempt of the SAT Reasoning Test (prior to March 2016); or Test scores of 31 in Writing and Language and 30 in Reading in the same attempt of the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test;

IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module;

A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.

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

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
  • 22nd in the world - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally