24 months
48600 AUD/year
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This Master of Pharmacy at The University of Western Australia provides advanced study in the areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacotherapy and health systems, and includes practical training.

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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.

About The Course

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 Pathways

What Kind of Career Paths are there for Pharmacists?

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

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 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

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


  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 97200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Domestic Average Annual Fee - $9,094.47 (Commonwealth supported students).


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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