Bachelor of Pharmacy

With an unrivalled reputation for excellence, the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy offers a world-class professional pharmacy program, taught by internationally-renowned, award-winning academics that provides you with the ideal preparation for a career in pharmacy.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four-year, full-time professional degree combining advanced scientific investigation with training in clinical practice and optimum patient care. Specifically, it covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession.

Students connect with and learn from academics who are experts in their fields, and have access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and allows graduates to progress towards registration as a pharmacist in Australia. On completion of this degree, and following the compulsory pre-registration training period required for all candidates (including an Intern Training Program), graduates will be eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Once registered, graduates will be able to practise as a professional pharmacist.

Course Content

The first year is a foundation year in which students study biology, chemistry, and basic pharmaceutical sciences and are introduced to the profession of pharmacy. The remaining three years are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, together with specialised clinical pharmacy studies. During third and fourth year, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where valuable practical experience is gained.

An honours program is offered to high-performing students in the final year of study and focuses on research into one of the Faculty’s key research themes: Cancer, Cardiovascular, Health Services and Patient Safety and Respiratory.

Full details and Applications

For full details and application information, visit the Bachelor of Pharmacy page on the Sydney Courses website.