Courses & Units

Course rules for M7E Master of Pharmaceutical Science


1.Candidates for the Master of Pharmaceutical Science shall be qualified for entry if have a minimum of a science-based bachelor degree of the University of Tasmania or of another university or tertiary institution deemed to be equivalent.

I.In the case of a bachelor degree awarded within three years prior to a candidate's application for admission, a minimum average of 60% must have been obtained in the final two years of study.

II.Alternatively, appropriate postgraduate employment experience of one or more years will be considered as a suitable basis for admission.

2.Candidates for the Master of Pharmaceutical Science shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two separate years of full-time study (or four years of part-time study) and not more than 4 years of full-time study (or 8 years of part-time study) from the time of first enrollment.

Course Structure

3.To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall complete a load of 200%, comprising supervised research project of 112.5% and all other units specified in the Schedule accompanying these specifications, and undertake such practical exercises/experience as may be required to satisfy the degree requirements.

4.The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedules, accompanying these specifications.

5.Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Health Science and as summarised in the accompanying Schedule.

6.A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totaling more than 100% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50%.

7.Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

8.In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9.Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.


10.The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11.These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2014 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently, and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Masters of Pharmaceutical Science prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards these degrees by that date.

12.Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Master of Pharmaceutical Science under the specifications in force prior to 1 January 2014 will be entitled to transfer to the Master of Pharmaceutical Science with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those degree specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.

13.Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements (such as required majors) and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

14.The approved abbreviation for the degree of Masters of Pharmaceutical Science shall be MPharmSc.