Pharmacy - P3001
Bachelor degree (honours)
The world needs pharmacists. As the experts on medicines and the way they interact with the body, pharmacists play a vital role in improving the health of their communities. As the global population grows and ages, and as medicines become more complex, the need for pharmacists intensifies.
In 2017 we were named #2 in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Only Harvard ranked higher. This means that you’ll learn from experienced pharmacists and researchers and have access to some of the country's best-equipped facilities at our Parkville campus. We make sure our pharmacy students get plenty of practice accessing, assessing, and communicating medicines information to patients and to other health providers.
Should I enrol in the BPharm(Hons) or BPharm(Hons)/MPharm?
If you are an international student who anticipates practicing pharmacy outside of Australia, you may find that the master’s component of our program is surplus to your home country’s registration requirements. In that case, you may wish to enrol in the BPharm(Hons).
If you are an international student who wants to become a registered pharmacist in Australia, we recommend that you apply to our BPharm(Hons)/MPharm. The program takes the same amount of time as what it would typically take to register as a pharmacist in Australia, but instead you’ll graduate with a master as well as a bachelor.
Focus on the skills you need to make a difference
Our course ensures you have a thorough grasp of the underlying scientific disciplines – chemistry, biology, pharmacology and so on. But it also focuses on the key soft skills that make the difference between a good pharmacist and a great one. You’ll step up your skills through work placements in community pharmacies, hospitals, and other environments, practicing these skills while learning from some of Australia’s best pharmacists about primary health care, medicines information, and patient-focused pharmacy services.
At a glance
|English||Maths||Sciences / Other|
|Start date||First Semester (February)|
|Qualification||Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (Scholars Program)|