24 months
52250 AUD/year
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This Master of Pharmacy program at The University of Western Australia provides a direct pathway to a professional postgraduate qualification in Pharmacy for registration as a pharmacist in this country.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


This Master of Pharmacy program at The University of Western Australia differs in many respects from others, most notable are:

  • Our small yearly intake on average of 50 students are selected from a pool of applicants each year, which fosters an excellent learning culture. Our students study in small groups with ready access to academic and professional staff, plus a great level of peer support. 
  • Our students benefit from a lot of one-to-one interaction with academic and professional staff, particularly in the area of Pharmacy Practice, which greatly enhances our students' professional interpersonal skills.
  • We are also in the very fortunate position to be able to offer every student the opportunity of work place based training not only in community but also in a number of major hospitals and aged care facilities. This provides students with insight into the various career pathways and exposes them to the very diverse range of health care in our society (primary, acute, women, children and aged care). For eligible students we offer alternative placements in rural Australia and International locations.
  • The Australian government predicts strong employment growth for pharmacists over the coming years. Part of this is because of the expanding role for pharmacists in health care delivery.

What career paths are there for pharmacists?

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Consultant Pharmacy 
  • Other careers for pharmacists

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Antimicrobial Agents 
  • Pharmacy Practice 
  • Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 
  • Applied Pharmacotherapy 
  • Primary Care   
  • Research in Pharmacy 
  • Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 051547J  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0; and
  • demonstrated adequate knowledge of each of the following: chemistry (at year 12 or tertiary level), mathematics (year 12 or tertiary level mathematics or statistics), microbiology (at tertiary level) and pharmacology (at tertiary level); and
  • a current Australian National Police Certificate, or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal convictions. The currency of a National Police Certificate is 12 months.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 104500 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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