PLEASE NOTE: Herbal Medicine courses will no longer be offered after 2011. No new enrolments are being accepted (except the Faculty will consider places in the Graduate Certificate commencing Semester 2, 2011).
|Master of Herbal Medicines||1 yr fulltime (International or local students), or 2yrs part-time (local students only)|
|Master of Herbal Medicines (Honours)||1.5 yr fulltime (International of local students), or 2.5yrs part-time (local students only)|
|Graduate Diploma in Herbal Medicines||1 yr fulltime (International or local students), or 1.5 yrs part-time (local students only)|
|Graduate Certificate in Herbal Medicines||0.5 yr fulltime (local students only), or 1 yr part-time (local students only)|
This course provides graduates with scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge underpinning the clinical application of and dispensing of Chinese Herbal medicines. Students completing 48 credit points will qualify for the Master of Herbal Medicines, 36 credit points for the Graduate Diploma in Herbal Medicines and 24 credit points for the Graduate Certificate in Herbal Medicines.
Subjects studied include:
Botany and Herbal Chemistry, Herbal Pharmacology, Herbal Toxicology, Chinese Medicine and Materia Medica, Pharmacognosy, Regulation and Dispensing of Herbal Medicines, Chinese Herbal Formulas and Processing.
Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, science, health science, Chinese medicine, veterinary science, agriculture or other appropriate discipline from a recognised university. International applicants must also satisfy English language requirements.
For the Master of Herbal Medicines the cost is $23,760 per FT year for local students; $33,360 per FT year for international students.
(Applicants please note: These fees are for 2010 only. All course fees are subject to annual fee increases.)
For a copy of the Herbal Medicines brochure please click here.
Student Services Officer, Postgraduate Coursework
telephone +61 2 9036 9552, fax +61 2 9351 4391, email
The application process for international applicants can be found on the International Office website.
Local applicants must complete a coursework application form and submit it to the Postgraduate Student Services Officer at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you MUST demonstrate English language proficiency by one for the following means before admission can be confirmed.
1. Provide evidence of satisfactory achievement in tertiary studies in which the exclusive language of the institution and the exclusive language of instruction, examination and assessment was English. These studies must have been undertaken no more than 5 years prior to the submission of your application.
2. Achieve the required grades in “English for Academic Purposes” at the University’s Centre for English Teaching. The course must have been completed no more than 2 years prior to the submission of your application.
3. Achieve the required grades on an IELTS or TOEFL test. The required grades are listed below. The test results must be achieved less than 2 years prior to the submission of your application. For more information on these tests, please visit the IELTS website or the TOEFL website.
IELTS Overall band score of 7.0 with no component being below 6.5 OR
TOEFL 600 plus TWE 4.5 OR
Computer-based TOEFL 250 with an Essay Rating of 4.5