The University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours



University Location Newcastle, New South Wales
City Population 446,000
Student Population 37,000
Int'l Student Population 7,000
Main Campus Callaghan (Newcastle)
Program Campus Callaghan
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $36,860 AUD (2019 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2020
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places Variable / no set limit


The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle will provide you with the theoretical knowledge, practical experience and attributes to drive clinical leadership in health care while also providing a framework to influence the management of pharmaceutical services in Australia and globally.

As a Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy student, you will use innovative and state-of-the art educational technology to supplement face-to-face lectures, tutorials and experiential learning, through clinical placements and simulated learning environments.


The program will build upon your existing knowledge of science while focusing on material that specifically relates to the knowledge, skills and attributes required as a pharmacist.

To prepare you for clinical placements, you will build practical skills through interprofessional simulated learning activities in fully functioning demonstration pharmacy, in hospital-based simulation wards, and in the Hunter New England Simulation Centre.

Clinical placements
Clinical placements start in the first year of study and continue throughout the degree, providing you with substantial clinical experience in a variety of settings, which may include community facilities, hospitals, rural pharmacies, aged-care facilities, both locally and nationally as part of the degree. This ensures you will continually put into practice the theory and hands-on skills you learn throughout the degree.


Admission Requirements

1. From high school
Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.

Assumed knowledge: mathematics, English advanced, chemistry and physics. Applicants who have not studies these courses should consider taking relevant bridging courses before the commencement of the university year.

2. With a completed or partially completed bachelor’s degree
For students who have commenced or completed further study, your most recent studies will be assessed. If you have not completed the prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The minimum average for admissions for students who have completed university studies is a cumulative GPA of 65%.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into the pharmacy program.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.