Overview

This program provides a direct pathway to a professional postgraduate qualification in Pharmacy for registration as a pharmacist in this country. The Australian government predicts strong employment growth for pharmacists over the coming years, partly due to the expanding role of pharmacists in healthcare delivery.

The small yearly intake on average of 50 students are selected from a pool of applicants each year. This fosters an excellent learning culture and our students study in small groups with ready access to academic and professional staff, plus a great level of peer support

The Pharmacy students at The University of Western Australia 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.

The Univesity is 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. 

Career

What Kind of Career Paths are there for Pharmacists?

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

Accreditation

The Master of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Graduates are eligible to register to practise as a pharmacist in Australia and New Zealand after completion of an internship in a community or hospital pharmacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Antimicrobial Agents
  • Professional Work Experience
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice
  • Applied Pharmacotherapy
  • Foundations of Primary Care 
  • Fundamentals of Research in Pharmacy

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    82

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 
  • the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0; 
  • 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); 
  • a current Australian National Police Certificate, or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal convictions. The currency of a National Police Certificate is 12 months.
CRICOS CODE: 051547J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47604 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 95200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Domestic average annual fee: $8934

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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