Who we are

As Australia's leading faculty of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, we are at the forefront of both research and education in our field.

Our research undertaken by Australia's leading pharmaceutical scientists (2015 ERA rankings 5/5), is having an impact on health around the globe.

Our successes include the joint design and development of the influenza treatment Relenza, the collaborative design of a potential single-dose malaria treatment and new approaches to delivering drugs to the body more effectively.

Our challenging undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses prepare students for frontline roles in modern patient care and drug discovery and development.

Our graduates are highly employable locally and internationally. You'll find them in hospitals, communities, research centres and drug companies the world over.

Our constantly updated courses are taught by experts in first-class facilities, recently upgraded in a $75 million redevelopment, with the aid of innovative teaching technologies.

We are a specialist campus, located in 'the Parkville strip', Australia's premier health and biomedical precinct, which is close to central Melbourne and the famous cafes and street life of Lygon Street and Sydney Road.

Research hub

Our research is supported by strong links with industry partners and other research centres in Australia and overseas.

The Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences is home to more than 200 research staff and postgraduate students who apply advances in drug discovery biology, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics to improve treatments for cancer, malaria, Parkinson's disease and other major health threats.

The Centre for Medicine Use and Safety contributes to improving pharmacy practice and minimising medicine misuse in hospitals and the community.

Educational experience

With more than 1800 undergraduate and postgraduate students, we attract many high achievers and have educated leaders in our field for the past 130 years.

Our courses combine work experience and creative teaching  methods to expose students to current practices and challenges they'll face as highly qualified pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.

Our faculty, your future