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Pharmacy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (BCR) Sydney, Australia
The Pharmacy program at the University of Sydney develops a comprehensive understanding of how drugs are developed and medications affect the human body. Combining hands-on learning with clinical experience, this program is your first step to becoming a registered pharmacist and playing a vital and rewarding role in healthcare provision.
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Overview

During the Pharmacy program at the University of Sydney, you will learn from internationally-renowned academics about the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines, and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy. You will have access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories as well as gain extensive clinical experience.

In your first year of this four-year degree, you will study biology and chemistry and be introduced to pharmacy through foundation and social pharmacy studies. The remaining three years of the course are devoted to studying higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences together with specialised clinical pharmacy studies. In senior years, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where you will gain invaluable practical experience. You will also have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in your fourth year through an optional pharmacy major or, for meritorious students, choose to undertake an Honours research project.

Career Pathways

  • community pharmacy (community practice)
  • hospital pharmacy
  • research positions within universities or research institutes 
  • pharmaceutical industry- drug production
  • marketing of drug development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What you'll study 

  • In the Bachelor of Pharmacy first year, you will study biology and chemistry and be introduced to pharmacy through foundation and social pharmacy studies. The remaining three years of the course are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences together with specialised clinical pharmacy studies. 
  • In senior years, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where valuable practical experience is gained. You will have the opportunity to undertake study in a pharmacy major in your fourth year of study (industrial pharmacy or international) or to complete fourth-year advanced study and undertake an individual research project as an honours candidate.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    565

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 000723J
  • Secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study,  including approved preparation courses.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    48500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48500 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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