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Pharmaceutical Science

Gain a globally recognised laboratory-based qualification.

Gain the skills you need to work in variety of research and pharmaceutical related industries by studying pharmaceutical science.

You will have the opportunity to undertake hands-on learning of basic and advanced laboratory techniques employed by pharmaceutical industries and research laboratories to solve real-world Pharmaceutical and clinical problems.

This course draws upon our close relationships with the healthcare industry as we work to support the needs of Tasmanians allowing you to get involved in work that will impact the Tasmanian community whilst learning globally transferrable skills.

Our high staff to student ratio provides tailored skills development and personalised support to ensure your success. Our laboratories are equipped with highly sophisticated, state of the art equipment commonly employed in pharmaceutical and research laboratories across the globe.

Course Options

Master of Pharmaceutical Science

2 years min, 5 years max
Hobart CRICOS 080696M

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Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science

1 year min, 3 years max
Hobart CRICOS 064285G

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Gain a globally recognised qualification and expand your career opportunities.

Gain hands-on practical experience and solve real-world health problems while you study.

Be taught by industry experts with experience across industry, research and drug development.

Course breakdown

1

Master of Pharmaceutical Science

200 credit points

In Year 1, you will complete four coursework units (25 credit points each) focusing on hands-on training of various laboratory techniques and their applications to identify knowledge gaps in the fields of pharmaceutical science.

In Year 2, you will complete two research units (50 credit points each) focusing on research-based resolution of patient-oriented real-life pharmaceutical or clinical problems.

2

Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science

100 credit points

In Year 1, you will complete four coursework units (25 credit points each) focusing on hands-on training of various laboratory techniques and their applications to identify knowledge gaps in the fields of pharmaceutical science, cell culture, and immunohistology.

Career outcomes

Hobart pharmacist’s work in aged care nationally recognised

University of Tasmania alumna Maria Berbecaru’s (pictured) works in aged care clinical pharmacy practice and has been recognised with a national award.

Average Salary

$90k per annum

*joboutlook.gov.au

Health care sector growth

14.2%

*projected job growth to 2023

Graduates working in pharmacy related fields

81%

*University of Tasmania graduates 2018-2020

Study Experiences

As a graduate you will emerge with a solid grounding in laboratory based methodologies. You will gain hands-on technical skills using specialised instruments, and enhance your critical thinking and problem solving skillset. You will also be able to develop and present your research findings to a range of audiences.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to gain employment within pharmaceutical related industries. This course can also lead directly into further research by progressing on to a PhD.

Throughout this course our teaching staff will help you to find meaningful pursuits of excellence by pairing your interest areas with real world clinical and pharmaceutical problems.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.