Master of Pharmacy

Master of Pharmacy student

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, the two-year graduate entry Master of Pharmacy professional degree for those wishing to fast-track a rewarding and challenging career in the pharmacy profession.

As with the Bachelor of Pharmacy, you will be ideally prepared for employment in community, hospital or industrial pharmacy; or to pursue a career in research and academia, including advisory work in government and the pharmaceutical industry. With a strong practical focus, the Master of Pharmacy is designed to deliver graduates advanced clinical skills, ready for prominent roles in all aspects of the profession and for leadership in the use of innovative evidence-based practice.

Course content

The course offers a mix of lectures, tutorials, labs, small group work, problem-based learning and clinical placements which develop valuable practical skills and experience. The Master 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 a compulsory pre-registration training period required for all students (including an Intern Training Program), you will be eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia and able to practise as a pharmacist.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Master of Pharmacy are required to:

  • have a prior bachelor's degree;
  • have either met the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements, or
    have sat the Graduate Australian Medical Admissions Test (GAMSAT), or
    have sat the Medical College of Australia Test (MCAT);
  • meet a minimum of 42 out of 54 credit points, or equivalent, in seven prerequisite subjects at university level (Note: all 54 credit points of prerequisite subjects must be successfully completed before commencing the second year of the program. It is possible to study up to 12 required credit points concurrently with the first year of the program, i.e. overload, in order to fulfill the pre-requisite subject criteria); and
  • have English language proficiency (if relevant).

Full details and applications

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