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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management is an innovative five-year degree that teaches a unique combination of pharmacy skills and business knowledge to develop the commercial, clinical and communication skills necessary to thrive in a changing and competitive healthcare landscape.

As a pharmacy and management student, you will develop an understanding of sound business practices integrated with sustainable healthcare models. Through practical learning and extensive clinical placements, you will learn how drugs are developed and how medications affect the human body, as well as how to apply key business knowledge to your pharmacy practice, no matter which professional pharmacy avenue you choose.

Throughout this five-year degree, you will cover topics including chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines, and the application of these in the practice. Learning occurs through a mix of lectures, tutorials, labs, small group work and problem-based learning, which develop valuable practical skills and knowledge. In senior years, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where you will gain significant practical experience. You will also have access to the newly opened University of Sydney Business School, a state-of-the-art learning environment, as well as the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy's cutting-edge facilities.

Whether you decide to register as a pharmacist, run your own business, enter the pharmaceutical industry, work for government agencies, or contribute to research and academia, you will be in demand and have the opportunity to directly improve people's lives.


Completion of a major is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management. Candidates have the option of completing one major. A major requires the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed during the fifth year of study. Optional majors in fifth year: industrial pharmacy or international exchange.

Industrial Pharmacy (Major)

International Pharmacy (Major)

Careers & future study

Graduate opportunities

Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare system and have the capacity to directly affect the lives and lifestyles of the people with whom they interact. There are a wide variety of career choices open to registered pharmacists. Examples include community pharmacy (community practice), hospital pharmacy, research positions within universities or research institutes, or positions in the pharmaceutical industry in drug production, marketing of drug development.

Future study options

On completion of this course, students may enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice to complete the Intern Training Program.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Start date

Expected February 2021


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained a ATAR score: 28 -40; English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

English language proficiency

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities