36 months
40320 AUD/year
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The Pharmaceutical Sciences program at RMIT University combines knowledge about the human body, chemistry and the action of drugs in the body and enables the pharmaceutical industry to deliver more reliable, accessible and effective treatments.   

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In addition to an understanding of pharmacology and physiology you will learn about the development of new drugs, the clinical use of medications, and the legal and regulatory aspects of medicine development within the pharmaceutical industry.

You’ll gain an understanding of biochemistry, biostatistics, human biology and cell biology, and an in-depth knowledge of therapeutics, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology to prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical industry.  

A highlight of this degree is that it provides a direct pathway into RMIT’s industry-based Pharmaceutical Sciences Honours year (BH121) for eligible students.


The graduates from the Pharmaceutical Sciences program at RMIT University are highly skilled with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in selected areas of biochemical, pharmacological and related health sciences.

The pharmaceutical industry is Australia's leading technology exporter and forms an expanding multi-billion dollar sector.

Graduates can work in:

  • pharmaceutical and healthcare companies specialising in running clinical trials, managing medical information or registering new drugs
  • universities, hospitals or biomedical research institutes developing new treatments
  • organisations specialising in forensics, medical auditing or research governance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of the Cell
  • Chemistry for Life Sciences 
  • Statistics and Epidemiology
  • Medicines, Drugs and Poisons 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 092330J    

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40320 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40320 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places 

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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