Course variations explained

Pharmacy course pathways

Offerings and Accreditation

Our current Pharmacy course offerings are as follows:

  1. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Master of Pharmacy (P6001) (BPharm(Hons)/MPharm)
  2. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Scholars Program and Master of Pharmacy (P6001) (BPharm(Hons)/MPharm)
  3. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (P3001) BPharm(Hons)

Regardless of which of the above courses a student is enrolled in, they will first complete the BPharm(Hons) once requirements of that degree are fulfilled.  This ensures they can apply for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia to commence their internship.

The four-year component of the degree (BPharm (Hons)) is the course accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

The Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) is undertaken immediately following the BPharm(Hons), during the internship period. Students undertake an Intern Training Program accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council, in addition to other coursework.

Exit and Entry pathways

There are two key pathways for prospective students to consider

  1. entry from Year 12 (or equivalent) or
  2. via our Graduate Entry Program.

Entry from Year 12 (or equivalent):

  1. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Master of Pharmacy (P6001)

    This is our standard and most popular undergraduate/postgraduate course. It is available to domestic and international students

    First year commences Semester 1 (February-March). All students will complete the BPharm(Hons) degree (equivalent to 4 years full time study) prior to the pre-registration internship year.  

    During the internship year (Year 5) students complete the MPharm components, which include the Australian Pharmacy Council accredited Intern Training Program.  

    Students have the option to complete the BPharm(Hons) and not progress to MPharm.

  2. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Scholars Program and Master of Pharmacy (P6001)

    Available for high achieving first year domestic students only.

    First year commences Semester 1 (February-March). All students will complete the BPharm(Hons) degree (equivalent to 4 years full time) prior to the pre-registration internship year.  

    Scholars complete the same curriculum as students in the standard course but also receive a Dean’s Scholarship  for the first four years of the course. Scholars must maintain a 70% average as a course requirement.

    During the internship year (Year 5) students complete the Master of Pharmacy components, which include the Australian Pharmacy Council accredited Intern Training Program.  

    Students have the option to complete the BPharm(Hons) and not progress to MPharm.

  3. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (P3001)

Available for students at our Monash Malaysia campus and international students at our Parkville campus.

First year commences Semester 1 (February-March). All students will complete only the BPharm(Hons) degree (equivalent to 4 years full time study).

Graduates from the Parkville campus can choose to:

  1. Apply to join the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)/MPharm course (6001) and complete the Masters components during the internship year (to be awarded the double degree), or;
  2. Complete the BPharm(Hons) and not progress to MPharm.

Students who start this course in Monash Malaysia can complete it at Parkville if they are successful completing an intercampus exchange application.

Graduate Entry Pathway

The Graduate Entry Pathway commences in the Summer B (January) semester.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Master of Pharmacy (P6001)

This is our standard undergraduate/postgraduate course for students who have already completed a suitable tertiary degree.

On successful completion of the Summer B semester, students will then join the third year of the P6001 course in Semester 1 (February-March).  All students will then complete the BPharm(Hons) degree (typically two years plus summer semester) prior to the pre-registration internship year.  

During the internship year (Year 5) students complete the MPharm components, which include the APC accredited Intern Training Program.  

Students have the option to complete the BPharm(Hons) and not progress to MPharm.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (P3001)

On successful completion of the Summer B semester, students will then join the third year of the P3001 course in Semester 1 (February-March). All students will then complete the BPharm(Hons) degree (typically 2 years plus summer semester) prior to the pre-registration internship year.

Graduates from P3001 can choose to:

  1. apply to join the BPharm(Hons)/MPharm course (6001) and complete the Masters components during the internship year (to be awarded the double degree), or;
  2. complete the BPharm(Hons) and not progress to MPharm