24 months
33526 AUD/year
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The Master of Pharmaceutical Science from University of Tasmania encompasses four semesters and is considered a 2.0 year degree (i.e. semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4) to be offered at Hobart.

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Graduates will have gained knowledge in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. They will have delivered three presentations to their peers and lecturers during the completion of the course, and extensively utilised information technology. 

Graduates will have experienced problem solving in the pharmaceutical sciences, and will have studied the global context of pharmaceuticals. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised.

Career outcomes

Graduates may be employed in a variety of areas within the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. 

Other organisations and institutions where employment could be expected include medical research institutes, hospitals and associated biomedical research laboratories, universities, government research laboratories, and government regulatory agencies. The Pharmaceutical Science from University of Tasmania can be articulated with the School's Research Higher Degree programs (Master of Pharmacy by Research and PhD) in subsequent years. This degree can lead to entry into the School's higher degree programs, as stated below.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Laboratory Skills in Pharmaceutical and Chromatographic Science
  • Analytical and Cell Culture Techniques
  • Application of Chromatography in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research
  • Application of Cell Culture in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended that international students should apply at least 3 months prior and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to the start date.


200 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 080696M

  • Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.
  • Students are expected to have a minimum of a science-based bachelor's degree from the University of Tasmania or of another university or tertiary institution that is deemed equivalent. Applicants below credit average will be considered based on a combination of academic record and relevant work experience after graduation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33526 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 67053 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in.

Living costs for Hobart

1204 - 2001 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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