Master of Pharmaceutical Science (M7E)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Master of Pharmaceutical Science encompasses four semesters and is considered a 2.0 year degree (i.e. semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4) to be offered at Hobart.

Graduates will have gained knowledge in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. They will have delivered three presentations to their peers and lecturers during the completion of the course, and extensively utilised information technology. Graduates will have experienced problem solving in the pharmaceutical sciences, and will have studied the global context of pharmaceuticals. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised.

The course is designed to equip graduate students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to enhance career opportunities within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, academic pharmaceutical research, or pharmaceutical regulatory organisations. The supervised program of research will provide candidates with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in research methodology and enhance their skills of problem identification and problem solving, and their ability to develop and present solutions.

Career outcomes

Graduates may be employed in a variety of areas within the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Other organisations and institutions where employment could be expected include medical research institutes, hospitals and associated biomedical research laboratories, universities, government research laboratories, and government regulatory agencies. The course can be articulated with the School's Research Higher Degree programs (Master of Pharmacy by Research and PhD) in subsequent years. This degree can lead to entry into the School's higher degree programs, as stated below.

Professional Recognition

There is no anticipated formal professional recognition of this course. The award of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science will not qualify a person for registration as a pharmacist.

Course structure

Teaching is primarily based on existing pharmacy undergraduate units and consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals, assignments and a significant research project. Some online component will be available initially, however, it is anticipated that the online content will increase in future years. The thesis component will comprise the planning and conduct of a research project leading to a thesis.

This unit will provide basic training to obtain fundamental laboratory skills in the field of pharmaceutical and chromatographic science. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the basic laboratory skills that researchers utilise on a daily basis.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide basic training to obtain fundamental analytical and cell culture skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the basic laboratory skills that researchers utilise on a daily…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide advance training to obtain separation science skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science essential to successfully complete the required research project you will be conducting in Year 2 of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide advanced training to obtain cell culture skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science that are essential to successfully complete the required research project you will be conducting in Year 2 of the Master of…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Research is the fundamental part of any profession. You will be proposing and completing your research project over TWO interconnected units (CSA745 and CSA746).In discussion with the Course Coordinator, you will be appointed a research supervisor(s). Throughout the semester, you…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Research is the fundamental part of any profession. You will be proposing and completing your research project over TWO interconnected units (CSA745 and CSA746).Throughout the semester, you are required to set up regular meetings with your supervisor(s) who will provide…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of a science-based Bachelor's degree of the University of Tasmania or of another university or tertiary institution that is deemed equivalent. Applicants below credit average will be considered based on a combination of academic record and relevant work experience after graduation.

Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

English Language Requirements

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

Course Specific Requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of a science-based bachelor's degree from the University of Tasmania or of another university or tertiary institution that is deemed equivalent. Applicants below credit average will be considered based on a combination of academic record and relevant work experience after graduation.

Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science

The course can be articulated with the School's Research Higher Degree programs (Master of Pharmacy by Research and PhD) in subsequent years. Students may re-enrol and commence a Research Higher Degree in the third year subject to satisfy the requirements for the MPharmSc award.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 67,053 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $32,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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