Pharmacists are an important part of the healthcare system, as experts in how drugs are developed and how medications affect the human body. At the University of Sydney, the Faculty of Pharmacy is consistently ranked among the world's best for teaching and education. With over 100 years of experience in delivering world-class professional education, we enjoy an outstanding national and international reputation, making our graduates sought after and in demand.
The wealth of expertise and experience at the faculty is unrivaled, you will learn from industry experts and internationally-renowned, world-leading, academics. You will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities and be exposed to a range of modern clinical settings. Our innovative, research-led pharmacy programs give students a competitive edge throughout their career.
To prepare you for the workforce, we offer clinical placements and an Intern Training Program. Clinical placements are important to put theory into practice in community, hospital, rural or industrial settings. All pharmacy students undertake clinical placements during their degree, and are encouraged to consider a rural placement as part of their clinical training. The Intern Training Program prepares you for full registration and for the pharmacy workforce.
The faculty staff are dedicated to supporting the learning opportunities of all pharmacy students. As a pharmacy student, not only will you be part of a unique supportive cohort, you will also receive support in deciding on career pathways, clinical placements, research projects and general guidance throughout your degree and time at the Faculty of Pharmacy from world-leading academics.
Our academics are experts across design, synthesis, testing and mechanism of drugs, studies on advanced drug delivery, investigation of the fate of drugs in humans, including pharmacogenomics and other aspects of drug disposition, and research on the clinical and sociological aspects of pharmacy and health services research. Research is focused on improving health outcomes in cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, health services and patient safety, mental health and respiratory disease.
You will learn from world-leading academics that teach a unique course curriculum focused on all practical and theoretical areas of pharmacy to prepare you for the workforce. The faculty is ranked as 16th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for pharmacy and pharmacology and has a proven record in teaching and learning excellence and world-leading research.
You will join a lively, welcoming community. The Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA) is one of the larger student societies on campus, organising regular academic, professional and social activities. SUPA members also gain membership to the National Australian Pharmacy Students Association (NAPSA). After graduating, you will join the Pharmacy Alumni Association, giving you access to a large professional support network throughout your career.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management and Master of Pharmacy are all professionally accredited by Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). This accreditation allows graduates to progress towards registration as a pharmacist in Australia. On completion of these degrees, and following the compulsory pre-registration training period required for all candidates (including an Intern Training Program), graduates would be eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Once registered, graduates will be able to practise as a professional pharmacist.
- Community pharmacy positions (community practice)
- Hospital pharmacy positions
- Research positions at academic and research institutions
- Pharmaceutical industry positions in drug development, regulatory affairs and marketing.
Meet our graduates
Master of Pharmacy, graduated 2013
"The Master of Pharmacy offered me the opportunity to expand on what I learnt in my undergraduate science degree. I enjoyed many aspects of the Master of Pharmacy, including being able to complete a postgraduate degree in two years and being in a small cohort of students. The course is challenging but making friends is easy in a smaller group and both staff and students are very supportive."
Bachelor of Pharmacy, graduated 2008
Both my brother and sister completed the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney and after hearing about their great experiences, the high standard of the course content and watching their careers flourish post graduation, the University of Sydney was an obvious preference.