To be eligible to apply for the Master of Pharmacy applicants will need to fulfill the following criteria:
1. A bachelor's degree from an Australian institution or equivalent
2. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA), currently 5.0 over 7.0 (as a guide a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 65), or Graduate Australian Medical Admissions Test (GAMSAT), currently 55 with 50 in each section, or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), currently 8 (previous test version) / 500 (new test version).
3. 54 credit points, or equivalent, in seven prerequisite subjects at university level (Candidates can enrol in the course with 12 credit points of prerequisite subjects outstanding as long as these units of study are completed by the start of semester 2 of the first year of the Master of Pharmacy.):
- Calculus (3cp)
- Statistics (3cp)
- Human Biology (6cp)
- Chemistry (12cp)
- Biochemistry (6cp)
- Pharmacology (12cp)
- Physiology (12cp)
4. English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each band (if relevant)
Course transfers from current Master of Pharmacy programs across Australia will be considered. Subject exemptions are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
International pharmacy graduates are accepted provided pharmacy registration has been within the last ten years. It is not a requirement to have a GPA, MCAT or GAMSAT for this application.
Applicants with relevant professional experience (e.g. pharmaceutical industry or related research area) within the last ten years will be considered on a case-by-case basis. It is not a requirement to have a GPA, MCAT or GAMSAT for this application.
All applicants must have completed, or be in the final year of, a bachelor degree in order to be considered for admission. The bachelor degree must be completed by the time of enrolment for the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Master of Pharmacy program.
Applicants who have undertaken a bachelor degree in an accelerated program are eligible to apply only after completion of the full degree.
Applicants with overseas qualifications are required to achieve an equivalent qualification level (eg. a GPA of 2.7 out of 4 for USA/Canada universities, a GPA of 3.3 out of 5 for Singapore universities, bachelor degree at a Lower II class for UK universities).
The University will calculate your GPA on receipt of your application.
All prerequisite subjects must have been completed in the last ten years. Students can enrol in the program with 12 credit points of prerequisite subjects outstanding as long as these subjects are completed by the start of the second semester in the first year of the Master of Pharmacy program. Some pre-requisites may be offered through The Summer School at the University of Sydney prior to the commencement of Semester 1.
The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student’s ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.
Students are required to meet the inherent requirements for coursework award courses in Pharmacy. For more information, please read inherent requirements for pharmacy here.