Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy units of study

8 April 2016

Bachelor of Pharmacy Units of Study

In the first year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy, students 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. Students 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.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy
Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy


Completion of a major is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. Candidates have the option of completing one major. A major requires the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed during the fourth year of study.

  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • International Pharmacy

Industrial Pharmacy
During the final year, the industrial major allows students to take advantage of the faculty’s close links with industry hosts and to undertake an extended professional placement in an industry setting. The placement may be research-based.
International Pharmacy
The international major provides the opportunity for students to participate in an international exchange program during the final year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. The Faculty of Pharmacy works with overseas partners to identify coursework and research-based exchanges.

Graduate opportunities

Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare system and have the capacity to directly affect the lives and lifestyles of the people with whom they interact. There are a wide variety of career choices open to registered pharmacists. Examples include retail pharmacy (community practice), hospital pharmacy, research positions within universities or research institutes, or positions in the pharmaceutical industry in drug production, marketing of drug development.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program at Sydney Pharmacy School

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program provides students with the core skills and knowledge required for the effective delivery of pharmaceutical care and the ability to proceed to research. Students will study the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession. The Faculty of Pharmacy has an enviable national and international reputation that means students will study and interact with world-renowned academics and enjoy access to best practice teaching laboratories and cutting-edge technology.
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: It is recommended that candidates apply as early as possible to provide time for the pre-departure process.

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