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What will I learn?

Place yourself at the forefront of the pharmacy profession, and prepare for a vital and rewarding career improving the health and wellbeing of others.

This program prepares you to play a vital role in the healthcare system.

You'll learn in dedicated laboratories and simulated pharmacies at the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) – our state-of-the-art biomedical science centre.

With 6 integrated streams of study, you'll develop knowledge and skills in quality use of medicines, dosage form design, social and professional aspects of pharmacy, drug discovery, biological fate of drugs and data analysis.

From your first year, you'll undertake a variety of practical experiences, before starting 24-week block placements in your final year.

Across your degree, you'll complete more than 350 hours of supervised clinical placement in a range of clinical settings, including hospitals and community pharmacies. We have partnerships with more than 500 pharmacies throughout rural and metropolitan Australia and overseas.

You'll graduate ready to work in a profession that has one of the highest graduate employment rates of any occupation in Australia.

Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics

This optional major enables you to pursue a research-focused career in hospital pharmacy, the pharmacy industry or academia.

In your final year you'll have the opportunity to complete a yearlong research project while working as a part of a research team. You'll expand your knowledge and develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, research design, writing and project management.

After graduating, you'll have the option to further develop your research skills through a PhD or Master of Philosophy.

Entry to this major is competitive, based on your grade point average and project availability.

The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) is the primary teaching location for students studying Pharmacy at The University of Queensland.

Which department am I in?




Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,800.00 (US$ 30,579) per year

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

Start date

20 February 2023


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills. 

For international students

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); and Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C). (Biology also recommended)

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21, speaking 19

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5

Pearsons - Overall 72, all sub bands minimum 60

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills

CES - Overall 185, all sub bands minimum 169

OET is not accepted

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

The University of Queensland offers below pathways courses for this subject

About The University of Queensland

UQ is rated as one of the top 50 universities worldwide, offering students exceptional teaching and research standards through world-class facilities.

  • Top 50 worldwide according to several global assessments
  • Largest number teaching awards nationally
  • Modern facilities and specialist research sites
  • Wide range of scholarships and grants

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