Pharmacy

Pharmacists play a central part in collaborative health care teams, working alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals as the medication experts

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Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours

Guaranteed professional experience

Experience a minimum of 480 hours of professional experience placement during your studies

Step straight into a career

92% of our Pharmacy graduates gain full-time employment within four months of graduating

Great employment prospects

92% of our Pharmacy graduates gain full-time employment within four months of graduating*

Pharmacists play a central part in primary health care teams

This course will prepare you for an exciting range of roles in an evolving healthcare system. Our relationships with leading pharmacists and service providers in Tasmania and abroad inform your learning experiences, and provide significant work-integrated learning opportunities throughout your studies.

We ensure you have the practical, hands-on experience the industry demands by offering a minimum of 480 hours of professional experience placement during your studies. Combined with our low student/teacher ratio, you receive a highly supported education with significant industry experience upon graduation.

You'll learn from international experts in medication safety and pharmacy practice, benefiting from their experience while working on rewarding projects. These include supporting the Tasmanian Government to manage COVID-19, reducing sedative use in aged care, and the benefits of integrating pharmacists in emergency departments.

Further study options

The Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (54B) enhances career opportunities and is the usual prerequisite for further study for a research higher degree such as the Master of Pharmacy or Doctor of Philosophy. Find out more

For honours postgraduate course information, please visit Clinical Pharmacy

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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*Good Universities Guide (2021)

Career opportunities

In 2021, 92% of our students gained full-time employment within four months of graduating, and enjoy the highest median
starting salary of any undergraduate pharmacy degree in Australia.*

A degree in Pharmacy will open up a range of career opportunities. These include employment in community pharmacies, hospitals, general practices and many other health settings. You may choose to pursue a career utilising your skills in other ways, such as medication management review, pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality control, research, academia, biomedical sciences, or the armed forces.

According to the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, the healthcare industry is expected to grow by over 15 percent in the next five years.

*Good Universities Guide (2021)

Why study Pharmacy?

Why study pharmacy

“The degree ensures that you not only have the necessary skills and discipline for university life, but that you’re pursuing an area that you want as a career".

- Duncan McKenzie, Pharmacy Site Manager, Royal, Hobart Hospital