The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) / Master of Pharmacy Practice

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 65,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Camperdown/Darlington
Program Duration 5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $53,500 (2023 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2023
Application Deadline January 15*
International Places Variable

Overview

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy is one of the world’s leading pharmacy educators. Sydney is ranked 13th in the world and 2nd in Australia in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject for pharmacy and pharmacology.

Founded in 1899, Sydney has been educating students in pharmaceutical sciences for more than 100 years. The school is consistently ranked among the world’s best for teaching and education and has an outstanding global reputation for producing high-quality research.

Sydney Pharmacy’s teaching modules, placement opportunities, and voluntary business skills programs provide our students with a well-rounded professional degree and competitive career edge. The faculty has many collaborative research projects with other faculties of the university, and with teaching hospitals, research institutes, the pharmaceutical industry, and the profession. Students in the faculty are taught by and interact with world-renowned academics and have access to teaching laboratories that are leading world-best practice, providing them with excellent technology.

Program

This program combines a bachelor’s (Honours) and master’s degree, culminating with the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s intern training program and supervised practice requirements.

This combined degree brings together hands-on learning with clinical experience to give you a comprehensive understanding of how medicines are developed and how medications affect the human body. As a Sydney pharmacy student, you will connect with and learn from academics who are experts in their fields and have access to the latest technology, facilities, and teaching laboratories.

The course structure requires the completion of a cohesive sequence of core units of study to meet accreditation requirements, including work integrated learning (e.g. at least six weeks of clinical placements, and 1,824 hours of supervised clinical practice).

You can complete an elective, or an international exchange in second year, and an independent research project in the fourth year of the degree.

Clinical Placements and Supervised Practice
The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree portion has a mandatory clinical placement component, which must be completed as part of the award requirements for the program. Honours provides an important basis if you wish to branch into a specialized area and will be particularly useful if you’re seeking employment in industry, government, hospital laboratories, research institutions, or considering continuation to postgraduate studies.  Honours is available in the fourth year of the program when you will undertake an independent honours project, working under the supervision of an academic staff member.

This clinical placement experience program reflects the contemporary healthcare environment. The block placements are carried out at hospital and community pharmacies, and include opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, professional organizations, and in rural health settings.

It is expected that by the end of your fourth year, you will have had at least three 2-week blocks of clinical placements. You will undertake a 2-week placement during your third year. You will also have a further two 2-week placements during your fourth year. This amounts to a total of approximately 210 hours of clinical placements.

The Master of Pharmacy degree portion requires the completion of 1,824 hours of Pharmacy Board approved supervised practice.

Admission Requirements

1. From high school
Must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum 79% GPA. Prerequisite subject is mathematics.

2. With a completed or partially completed university degree
Your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary 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.

There are no posted minimums for university applicants. Based on previous OzTREKK applicants, the minimum average for admission is a cumulative GPA of roughly 2.7 / 4.0 (approximately 70%).

Please note meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry.

Admission Timeline

*While Sydney Pharmacy has a general application deadline of mid-January each year, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date to allow time for the predeparture process.