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Monash University Pharmacy School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours / Master of Pharmacy

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University and Faculty: Monash University
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)/ Master of Pharmacy (Combined Degree)
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
City Population: 4.8 million
Student Population: 73,807
Campus Location: Parkville campus, downtown Melbourne
Program Duration: 5 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Avail. Intake: February 2020
Est. Annual Tuition: $42,800 AUD (2019)

In 2017, Monash University replaced the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) with the new Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy combined degree, Australia's first integrated BPharm (Hons)/ MPharm degree.

Monash University's Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences engages in world-class research and has a long history as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education. In fact, Monash pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017!

The BPharm(Hons)/MPharm will equip students with both higher level of scientific knowledge and the soft skills they need to be effective practitioners in the increasingly team-based healthcare models of the future. Monash's innovative teaching practices mean that the path to qualification offered by the new degree is the same length as every other pharmacy course in Australia—five years, start to finish, including a 48-week paid internship in the fifth year.

The course develops through the six themes, the first three being Structure and Function of the Body, Drug Structure, Disposition and Action, and Professional Practice, which come together in the final three themes: Comprehensive Care, Inquiry and Innovation and Professional Experience respectively.


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Unique Features of the Program

The BPharm(Hons)/MPharm offers extensive real-world experience. The 48-week internship students are required to complete in their final year is preceded by 12 weeks of placement in community, hospital and rural pharmacies. Placements allow students to focus on career areas such as clinical pharmacy, clinical research, medication management and hospital pharmacy.

As an international leader in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science education, producing graduates with exceptional knowledge, skills and values. MyDispense, Pharmville, PharmAcademy, and Monash University's incredible learning and social spaces provide pharmacy students with an unparalleled educational experience.


Why Canadians Like the Program

Monash School of Pharmacy provides innovative learning environments for students and staff, and recently completed a five-year, $75-million campus transformation. Monash pharmacy students and highly qualified academics engage in state-of-the-art learning spaces, including professional-practice suites that facilitate the teaching of contemporary, primary-care subjects in flexible, interactive and social learning spaces.

Students also enjoy the campus location, which is only a few minutes away from the culturally diverse and exciting downtown Melbourne!


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Practicing in Canada

1. Visit Pharmacists' Gateway Canada for information on licensure in Canada
2. Enrol in Pharmacists' Gateway Canada
3. Apply to the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada for Document Evaluation and the Evaluating Examination

Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy degrees are recognized internationally. Please visit the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada website for detailed accreditation and certification information.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Applicants must have completed at least a high school diploma to be eligible to apply.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12 - 84.90%
  • International Baccalaureate - 33
  • British Columbia Certificate of Graduation - 82%
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma - 80%
  • Alberta High School Diploma - 82%

Subject prerequisites:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Higher level mathematics (including calculus and advanced functions).


Total Number of Places in the Program: variable

Application Deadline: November 14. 2019; however, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to provide time for the predeparture and visa processes, especially since the pass/fail unit begins in January.

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