Bachelor of Pharmacy
The Bachelor of Pharmacy is the School's undergraduate program, which runs over 4 years, full time, after which graduates are eligible to complete a 48 week paid internship in either community or hospital pharmacy.
The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy is a well established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well-received by both students and the profession. The program has evolved into one of the countries most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally.
The program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society ensuring that patients optimise medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical, and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years.
Students accepted into UQ's School of Pharmacy enter a progressive, industry-driven educational environment that consistently employs and sets new standards in professional preparation.
The program is structured around six themes comprising:
- Quality Use of Medicines
- Dosage Form Design
- Drug Discovery
- Data Analysis in Pharmacy
- Biological Fate of Drugs
- Social and Professional Aspects of Pharmacy
Students enjoy the support of a highly experienced and supportive team of award-winning academic staff, as well as state-of-the-art facilities offered within the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE).
Entry Requirements and Program Rules
Current minimum entry requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy are passes at Year 12 level in:
- Senior English
- Maths B (or Maths I)
Entry is very competitive and a high level of academic achievement is required. Please refer to the University's Program Outline for more information on entry requirements and program rules.
The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy is open to international students. Please note that the practice of pharmacy in Australia requires a high standard communication skills, hence, English language proficiency is a major consideration for international students.
For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.
IELTS scores required for entry to the Bachelor of Pharmacy are:
- overall 7
- writing 7
- speaking 7
- listening 7
- reading 7
Please Note: TOEFL test results are not accepted.
For further details relating to entry requirements for International Students, please refer to the UQ Courses & Programs website
International Credit Transfer
The UQ School of Pharmacy accepts applications for credit transfer towards its programs based on comparable prior studies at international institutions. In some circumstances students may gain enough credit to enter into year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
As part of the internship, students are required to enrol in an intern training program (ITP). These are available through a number of providers, including:
- The University of Queensland School of Pharmacy
UQ's Pharmacy Intern Training Program (ITP) provides intern pharmacists with specialised skills in pharmacy practice. Our unique program combines academic excellence with pharmacy practice to provide intern pharmacists the opportunity to build on their ITP year and obtain a formal postgraduate qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy
- The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)
- The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
For more information or to make an enquiry contact - alternatively, you can submit an enquiry online.
- UQ Pharmacy Student Administration
Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence
Level 4, 20 Cornwall Street
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
Phone | 07 3346 1900
Email | email@example.com
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