12 months
15218 USD/year
1843 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


At University of Kwazulu Natal, the Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ core function is the training of pharmacists to competently practice in all spheres of Pharmacy, i.e., community/retail, hospital, industry, Pharmacy education and training/ academia and pharmaceutical research and development.


Pharmacy is dynamic, information driven, product-and patient-orientated profession. In accordance with the requirements laid down by the South African Pharmacy Council, the Pharmacy degree at University of Kwazulu Natal is designed to produce healthcare professionals who are committed to meeting the pharmaceutical needs of all health seeking communities.

Key Features 

  • Pharmacists are responsible for distributing prescription drugs to patients and teaching them how to use their medication properly. 
  • They keep a careful watch on patients to make sure they are using their prescriptions properly.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Application of Pharmacoeconomic Concepts
  • Clinical Service Development and Evaluation
  • Rational Drug Use

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates are eligible to apply for selection to register for the qualification Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice / Pharmacoeconomics) provided they have:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy qualification, or
  • MBChB qualification, and
  • at least two (2) years of experience in the pharmaceutical services (industry, community or hospital) for the Pharmacy Practice stream, or
  • at least two (2) years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, managed health care or health facility management for the Pharmacoeconomics stream

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15218 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15218 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1843 USD per year during 12 months.

International: Part-time (two or more years) or one semester (first or second) $7 609 per annum

Living costs for Durban

7800 - 9401 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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