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Global leaders in pharmacy

  • #2 in Australia 2019 QS Subject Rankings
  • #19 in the world 2019 QS Subject Rankings
  • 85% of graduates Register as a pharmacist
  • 85% of registered graduates Gain employment within one month
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Pharmacy

Turn your interest in science into a vital role in healthcare
Whether you decide to work in a community or hospital pharmacy, enter the pharmaceutical industry, work for a government agency, or contribute to research and academia – as a pharmacist you will play a key role in the healthcare system.

Courses in pharmacy

Whether you’re just starting out, building on your existing knowledge or pursuing a passion, our programs at the Sydney Pharmacy School are designed to prepare our graduates for a variety of career options.

Undergraduate courses

Honours 

Postgraduate courses  

Postgraduate courses for pharmacists

Postgraduate research


Why study pharmacy at Sydney?

The Sydney Pharmacy School 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 global reputation, making our graduates sought after and in demand.

  • We provide innovative, research-led pharmacy programs that give our graduates a competitive edge. Our academics are experts across a range of fields that directly affect the health of millions.
  • You will learn from world-leading academics, have access to state of the art facilities and receive guided career support.
  • Disover chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines, and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy.
  • We offer clinical placements and an intern training program in community, hospital, rural or industrial settings, to prepare you for registration.
  • The Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA) is one of the larger student societies on campus, organising regular academic, professional and social activities.
  • Our unique curriculum is focused on both practical and theoretical areas of pharmacy to prepare you for the workforce.
 

Learn about the diverse career opportunities available for pharmacy graduates

Careers in pharmacy

Pharmacists do more than fill prescriptions – they are an integral part of the healthcare system and provide services such as education, medication reviews, patient counselling and disease prevention, and can work in a range of settings including community pharmacies, hospitals, government, pharmaceutical companies and as consultants or researchers.

There are a wide variety of career choices open to registered pharmacists, that include:

  • community pharmacy
  • hospital pharmacy
  • pharmaceutical industry positions in drug development, regulatory affairs or clinical trials
  • research positions at academic and research institutions
  • government and non-government organisation roles
  • drug safety officer of poisons specialist
  • regulatory affairs associate.

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Matthew McCrone
Matthew McCrone, Director of SafeScript
“I am very fortunate to be in a position where I am able to lead such an important project that has such a real consequence for improving public health.”
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