Great reasons to study a Master of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney
- Excellence in teaching and learning
- Industry accreditation
- Ranked above the rest
- Leverage from an alliance
- Be part of a community
- Connect with a broader health community
- Experience a smooth transition from the University
- Enviable class sizes
- Be one of the best
Excellence in teaching and learning.
Be taught in a faculty with more than 100 years experience in delivering leading-edge pharmacy education.
As a future pharmacist, you need to ensure that you learn from the best and most experienced in the industry. At the University of Sydney, you will learn from and engage directly with the many registered pharmacists on staff. They have extensive experience with community hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and government.
As a student in the Faculty you will be taught by, and interact with, world-renowned academics who, as well as being known as leaders in their field, are highly regarded for their friendly approachable manner. You will receive the highest quality teaching.
The Master of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). The APC accredits pharmacy schools and programs intended to lead to registration as a pharmacist.
Completing the Master of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney will provide you with the necessary qualification to progress into your chosen career as a pharmacist.
We understand that flexibility is important to postgraduate students. Additional time available during the week to undertake an internship or practical work experience in a pharmacy is highly valuable and helps increase your skills and versatility for professional employment.
The Master of Pharmacy has been timetabled to allow for greater flexibility in your schedule. 1-2 days a week will be available for you to complete work or additional study outside face-to-face class hours.
Ranked above the rest.
Experience the satisfaction of being part of a faculty that ranks highly with its graduates.
The Australian Graduate Survey is an annual survey which is used by Graduate Careers Australia to gather information from graduates of all Australian universities. It incorporates the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) which gathers data about the graduate’s perceptions of their higher education experience. Participants have scored the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney an overall satisfaction rank of 97%.
Leverage from an alliance.
The Faculty of Pharmacy is a founding member of the National Alliance for Pharmacy Education (NAPE). Four leading Australian schools of Pharmacy: Monash University, the University of Queensland, the University of South Australia and the University of Sydney are members of the alliance and are working together to actively support the ongoing advancement of the pharmacy profession as a key contributor to the healthcare team.
As a University of Sydney Pharmacy student, you will be able to leverage from the expertise, experience and resources of this alliance. As a student you will benefit from the high quality, accessible and relevant opportunities for postgraduate development, achievement of professional excellence and career advancement offered by the alliance.
Be part of a community.
When you are a student of the Faculty, you’re automatically part of a community.
The Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA) is amongst the larger societies on campus and provides a range of academic, professional and social activities. SUPA representatives, elected by students, liaise with faculty staff to provide feedback on the student experience and input into the quality assurance process of the Faculty.
They also provide services, advice, representation and organisation of social events for their 600+ members. Membership of SUPA gains you automatic membership to the National Australian Pharmacy Students Association (NAPSA).
All graduates of the Faculty of Pharmacy automatically become members of the Pharmacy Alumni Association that aims to promote a lifelong connection to the Faculty and the University through a range of activities and programs. This 6000+ strong community is a great way to network and connect with people in your industry.
Connect with a broader health community.
The Faculty of Pharmacy is a core member of a broader health precinct within the University.
Collaboration with the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing provides a network of health care professionals to engage with.
Experience a smooth transition from the University.
On graduating from the Master of Pharmacy program, you will be eligible to apply for the Intern Training Program (ITP).
The program provides a clear extension and continuation of the cross-disciplinary, integrated approach to learning and teaching undertaken in the Master of Pharmacy program offered at Sydney.
The ITP provides interns with experiential learning so that at the completion of the program they can apply the required knowledge, attributes and skills to demonstrate competence in the required standards. The program has been developed not only to address the competence required by the standards, but with a focus on a program that is relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice. The multiple modes of delivery engaged in the program will enhance the learning experience.
The NAPE ITP is the only ITP that also provides intern pharmacists with an opportunity to build on the base program to obtain formal postgraduate qualifications in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy, the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.
Enviable class sizes.
With a limited quota of places available for the Master of Pharmacy, you will be in an enviable position to enjoy the advantages of smaller class sizes.
A higher staff to student ratio means more time for staff to spend with students during teaching and practical class hours.
Be one of the best.
The University of Sydney attracts some of the best students in Australia. With this privilege comes a responsibility to provide the highest quality learning and teaching.
We strive constantly for excellence in intellectual inquiry, academic freedom and integrity, and ethical practice in academic endeavours. At the heart of all of this is an exciting and stimulating student-centred learning and teaching environment.