Clinical Pharmacy - P6002

Clinical Pharmacy

Expert master degree

Equip yourself to become a leader in the profession with the Master of Clinical Pharmacy.

Clinical pharmacy no longer happens only in hospitals. With the growth of patient-centred care, clinical pharmacy is being practiced in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

You will have the option of completing the course through either:

  • the coursework stream OR
  • the coursework and research stream.

In the coursework stream you’ll be able to select units to suit your interest and career aspirations. These studies cover aspects of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, health-care related economics and wound care.

If you're a pharmacist looking to include a practice-based research project in your study, the coursework and research stream will help you gain specialist clinical knowledge in addition to advanced skills in research and clinical pharmacy practice.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Part time
2 or 3 years (part time) depending on prior qualifications
Start date
Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Master of Clinical Pharmacy
Course Handbook

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy is an off-campus, coursework-based degree, flexible enough to fit into any pharmacist's professional development plan. The course is designed to enable you to advance your skills in the provision of clinical pharmacy services to patients with complex clinical needs, with a focus on evidence based practice and quality use of medicine.  The learning experience is both student-driven and patient-focused.

Study areas

Clinical pharmacy practice is the practice of pharmacy as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team directed at achieving Quality Use of Medicine.

This may include:

  • participation in the management of individual patients
  • application of the best available evidence in daily clinical practice
  • contribution of clinical knowledge and skills to the healthcare team
  • identification and reduction in risks associated with medicines use
  • involvement in the education of patients, careers, and other health professionals and
  • involvement in research.

Alternative exits

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:

  • Graduate Certificate of Clinical Pharmacy after successful completion of 24 credit points of study including PGC5101, PGC5102
  • Graduate Certificate of Clinical Pharmacy (Aged Care) after successful completion of 24 credit points of study including PGC5101, PGC5115, PGC5116 and one of PGC5102 or PGC5110 or PGC5117 or PGC5118
  • Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy after successful completion of 48 credit points of study including PGC5101, PGC5102*

*If you are admitted at entry level 2 you are not eligible to take this alternative exit.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Entry level 1: 

72 points to complete Duration: 3 - 5 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in Pharmacy AND registration as a pharmacist.

Entry level 2:

48 points to complete Duration: 2 - 4 years part-time

An Australian bachelor honours degree or equivalent in Pharmacy AND registration as a pharmacist.

International students located in Australia wishing to study this course must hold professional registration to practice in Australia AND have the appropriate visa to allow part-time study. All other international students are only able to study this course in their country of residence. Students located outside Australia must also hold professional registration to practice in their country of residence.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

When completing the online admissions application, you'll need to provide:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV), comprehensive and current employment history, including clinical experience and two referees, who can be contacted over the application period
  • Personal statement, 250-500 words, outlining purpose and goals for applying for the course
  • Academic transcripts (as evidence of completion of a bachelor degree)
  • Proof of residency status (copy of birth certificate, passport or visa)
  • Proof of professional registration
  • Proof of employment (letter HR department)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable)

You can apply for credit using the online credit application tool.

English requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall (no band lower than 7.0); or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 98 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 27, Listening: 24, Reading: 24 and Speaking: 23; or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 5; or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): minimum test score of 65 overall (No PTE communicative skills score below 65); or
  • Equivalent approved English test.

The course comprises 72 points structured into 2 parts:

  • Part A: Core master’s studies and
  • Part B: Advanced studies

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code P6002


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code P6002


Check the extra requirements details above for additional supporting documentation you must provide with your application.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.