|University Location||Sydney, New South Wales|
|City Population||5 million|
|Int'l Student Population||10,600|
|Main Campus||Camperdown / Darlington|
|Program Duration||4 years|
|Estimated Annual Tuition||$50,000 (2021 fees; subject to increase)|
|Next Available Intake||March 2021|
|Application Deadline||No set deadline*|
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy is one of the world’s leading pharmacy educators. Sydney is ranked 19th in the world and 2nd in Australia in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject for pharmacy and pharmacology.
Sydney Pharmacy is recognized as one of the leading centres for pharmacy education in Australia and enjoys an outstanding national and international reputation for research and innovation. 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 echnology.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a 4-year, full-time professional degree combining advanced scientific investigation with training in clinical practice and optimum patient care. Specifically, it covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession.
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 first year is a foundation year in which you will study biology, chemistry, and basic pharmaceutical sciences, and will be introduced to the profession of pharmacy. The remaining three years are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, together with specialized clinical pharmacy studies.
The clinical experience program in the Bachelor of Pharmacy reflects the contemporary health care environment. You will undertake weekly visits to community pharmacies and have a one-week block placement during Year 3 and at least a further two weeks in Year 4.
By the end of Year 4, you will have had at least three one-week placement blocks in clinical experience, as well as the series of community pharmacy visits. The one-week block placements are carried out at hospital and community pharmacies, and include opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, professional organisations and in rural health settings.
Bachelor of Pharmacy – Frequently Asked Questions
1. From high school
Must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum 79% GPA. Prerequisite subjects include mathematics, chemistry, and biology/physics.
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.
Minimum 70% cumulative GPA.
Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry.
*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.
The University of Sydney has recently confirmed that students wishing to complete the Bachelor of Pharmacy studies will be able to commence remotely in semester 1; however, they will need to be on campus for semester 1 2022.