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Facts & figures

Global leaders in pharmacy

  • #2 in Australia 2018 QS Subject Rankings
  • #18 in the world 2018 QS Subject Rankings
  • 85% of graduates Register as a pharmacists
  • 85% of registered graduates Gain employment within one month
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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.

What is a pharmacist?

Pharmacists do more than fill prescriptions – they are an integral part of the healthcare system. They have the capacity to improve the lives of the community. 

They 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.

Why study pharmacy with us?

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

Where can pharmacy take you?

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.

How can I study pharmacy?

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

Course options

Be a part of a trusted and valued profession that focuses on improving people’s quality of life with this four-year undergraduate degree.

This innovative new five-year undergraduate degree combines pharmacy skills and business practices, opening up a variety of jobs for graduates.

Honours in the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management is an integrated research program and is intended to provide students with research training opportunities and reward and recognise outstanding academic achievement.

Fast track your career with this two-year graduate entry masters program, designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree.

Develop professional skills relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice in Australia in this two-year part-time program. This course is open to pharmacy interns and registered pharmacists.

This newly designed course will equip pharmacists with the knowledge and skills required to provide services in complementary medicines. Study predominately online, part-time, over two or more semesters.

Research conducted at the Sydney Pharmacy School covers a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences. Students can undertake this program full or part-time.

This course provides an opportunity for intensive research training at the Sydney Pharmacy School. Full-time students will complete the degree in two to three years, and part-time students will complete the degree in four to six years.

To find a potential supervisor visit Research Supervisor Connect or learn more about postgraduate research.