Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at the University of Queensland

5 August 2016

OzTREKK students report that the UQ pharmacy program is one of the best in the world. After all, who wouldn’t want to study at incredible facilities and be taught by world-renowned professors?
The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is a well-established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well-received by both students and the profession. The program has evolved into one of Australia’s most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at the University of Queensland
Study pharmacy at the UQ School of Pharmacy

The undergraduate program runs over 4 years, full time, after which graduates are eligible to complete a 48-week paid internship in either community or hospital pharmacy.
The program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society ensuring that patients optimise medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical, and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years.
Students accepted into the UQ School of Pharmacy enter a progressive, industry-driven educational environment that consistently employs and sets new standards in professional preparation. Students enjoy the support of a highly experienced and supportive team of award-winning academic staff, as well as state-of-the-art facilities offered within the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE).
The program is structured around six themes:

  1. Quality Use of Medicines
  2. Dosage Form Design
  3. Drug Discovery
  4. Data Analysis in Pharmacy
  5. Biological Fate of Drugs
  6. Social and Professional Aspects of Pharmacy

Major in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics

The Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics major caters to graduates who wish to pursue a research-focused career in their future practice in hospital pharmacy, in the pharmaceutical industry, or in academia.

Accredited Program

On completion of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and internship, graduates are eligible for registration as a pharmacist in Australia, and graduate qualifications in pharmacy from Australian universities are recognized internationally. Canadian graduates who wish to become a pharmacist upon their return to Canada should consult the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada for accreditation and certification information.
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2016

Did you know you can apply for credit transfers?

Many international students with prior study (especially those with a science background) are able to enter directly into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program. If credit is awarded, students can undertake an additional course in their first and second semester of enrollment and complete the program in three years instead of four!

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For more information about UQ Pharmacy School, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.