Faculty of Health

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Why study pharmacy?

Pharmacists play a central part in primary health care teams. Working alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, they’re essential in helping people manage their health.

Our pharmacy graduates are globally recognised for the quality of their clinical pharmacy skills and ability to transform pharmacy practice. They have gone on to work in the wider community, hospitals, research facilities and even the military.

We have good relationships with clinical pharmacy service providers and leading pharmacists. And our staff stay on top of what is current in the industry.

We aim to produce the best Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates in Australia.

"There are really decent class sizes in the University of Tasmania's pharmacy division. There are usually about 25 students in each lab, with three demonstrators, which means you get a lot of contact with them."

David Little, Bachelor of Pharmacy


Did You Know?

100% of our graduates found employment in the year following their graduation.


What You'll Learn
What you will learn in pharmacy

Throughout the degree you’ll gain plenty of practical experience in community, hospital, and other pharmacy practice sites from year one of the degree.

You’ll study the various areas of pharmacy and how they influence human health such as:

  • the role of a pharmacist
  • how medications and their dosages are made
  • how medications work in the human body
  • using medications and other means to manage medical conditions

You’ll be taught by some of Australia’s leading pharmacists including staff from the highly successful Unit for Medication Outcomes Research and Education (UMORE) at the Faculty of Health.

"I undertook the Bachelor of Pharmacy because it was a good career path, offering plenty of employment opportunities within the industry and the chance to earn a good salary."

Sam Garnham, Bachelor of Pharmacy


Did You Know?

Five of our staff members have recently been awarded National Pharmacist of the Year in recognition of their achievements in pharmacy practice.


Practical Experience
Practical experience in pharmacy

Throughout the degree you’ll gain plenty of practical experience in community, hospital, and other pharmacy practice sites from year one of the degree.

In fourth year you may be able to complete your clinical placement in another country such as Canada, the United Kingdom or Malaysia.


Study in Tasmania
Scholarships to help you move to Tasmania to study Pharmacy

Living interstate or overseas and interested in studying Pharmacy in Tasmania?

Our graduates go on to work in a range of roles including as pharmacists in the community or within hospitals, in research or even with the military.

If you enrol to study the Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2015 you may be eligible to receive $2,000 to help you with all those moving costs.

If you are an international student you may be eligible for $3,000 to help with the move.

Contact us to find out more, or learn about other scholarships on the scholarships website


  Course Snapshot

Duration: 4 years full-time

ATAR: 78

Intake: February

Campus: Sandy Bay, Hobart

Prerequisite Subjects:
Just Finished School?

  • Chemistry at TQA3 level
  • Maths Applied or Maths Methods at TQA3 level
Mature age student
  • Completion of University general entry requirements
  • Completion of following foundation units (or equivalent): KRA001 Chemistry Foundation, KMA003 Mathematics Foundation

Fees: $8608 per full-time year (100% load) More info

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Alternative Pathway: Already studied science or health science at university? Fast track your way into the second year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. More Info

  Course Snapshot

Duration: 4 years full-time

ATAR: 78

Intake: February

Campus: Sandy Bay, Hobart

Prerequisite Subjects:
Just Finished School?

  • Chemistry at TQA3 level
  • Maths Applied or Maths Methods at TQA3 level
Which Country are you from?

Fees: $25,984, 2015 annual tuition fee. More information

Alternative Pathway: Already studied science or health science at university? Fast track your way into the second year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. More info

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