Pharmaceutical Industry Practice

University of Queensland

Master On Campus
24 months
41040 AUD/year
29920 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Wondering how to break into the pharmaceutical industry? Study the Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice offered at University of Queensland. With extended placements and world-class teachers, you’ll get the edge you need.


In this Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice offered at University of Queensland   program, you'll learn the stages of drug or device development and the lifecycle management process, from understanding how need drives the discovery process, through pre-clinical development to post-registration surveillance. 

Learn about the associated disciplines like pharmacovigilance, health economics, regulatory, quality assurance, quality control, and biometrics, as well as commercialisation, intellectual property, and project and finance management.

Undertake placements in Australia or overseas in your second year. 

Placements can be in any aspect of product development ranging from discovery, manufacturing and pharmacovigilance, complementary medicines, project management, and more. 

Choose to undertake an independent project working alongside one of our world-class UQ Pharmacy researchers, in state-of-the-art laboratories at the $100 million Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence.

Career outcomes

The Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice leads to careers in:

  • drug discovery and formulation
  • pre-clinical research
  • clinical trials coordination
  • clinical research project management
  • regulatory affairs
  • manufacturing
  • marketing
  • drug and device safety assessment
  • medical affairs / medical science liaison
  • pharmacovigilance
  • health economics
  • medical writing
  • data management
  • biostatistics.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Drug Design and Formulation 
  • Clinical Drug Development and Biometrics 
  • Device Development, Drug Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs and Governance 
  • Pre-clinical Drug Development 
  • Post-registration Life Cycle Management 
  • Project Management and Commercialisation in the Pharmaceutical Industry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 098320G

  • hold an approved bachelor degree in science, engineering, medical science, or equivalent; and
  • have a minimum GPA 5 in their previous degree; and
  • satisfy the executive dean that, based on the person's academic record and prior work experience, the person is qualified for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41040 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41040 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29920 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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