Monash University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy (Combined Degree)



University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 5.3 million
Student Population 86,000
Int'l Student Population 30,000
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Parkville
Program Duration 5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$52,500 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places Variable / no set limit


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 University is ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Australia according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

Located at Monash University’s Parkville campus, a short tram ride from the city centre and close to cosmopolitan Lygon and Brunswick streets, the faculty offers an inner-city learning experience in leafy Parkville. The campus has first-class teaching facilities and research laboratories arising from a $45-million redevelopment.


The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy will equip you with both a higher level of scientific knowledge and the soft skills you need to be an effective practitioner 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.

Your study will develop through a number of interrelated themes that come together in your practice as a pharmacist:

1. Structure and function of the body (how the body works)
2. Drug structure, disposition, and action (how medicines work)
3. Professional practice (what pharmacists do)
4. Comprehensive care
5. Inquiry and innovation
6. Professional experience

You will undertake work placements in hospitals and community pharmacies, gaining and applying essential understanding of the processes involved in providing primary health care, drug information, and clinical pharmacy services in different practice environments.

As a Monash pharmacy student, you will also have access to innovative teaching technologies throughout your studies:

MyDispense—A web-based program that combines more than 300 virtual patients and 1,500 pharmacy products to provide authentic dispensing practice.

Pharmatopia—A virtual hi-tech teaching tool, developed by Monash and adopted by leading pharmacy schools around the world.

Admission Requirements

From high school
You must have completed a high school diploma to be eligible to apply.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12 – 87.90%
  • 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)

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.