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 Honours

Guaranteed professional experience

Experience a minimum of 450 hours of professional experience placement during your studies

Accelerate your studies

Get into the workplace sooner with Australia's only 3-year fast-track Pharmacy degree

Great employment prospects

Enjoy the highest median starting salary of any undergraduate pharmacy degree in Australia. *Good Universities Guide (2021)

Pharmacists play a central part in primary health care teams

Study a unique blend of health, science and communication, and graduate as a medication expert.

Because of our relationships with leading pharmacists and service providers, our graduates are among the very best in Australia. Your education will be high quality and hands-on with placement opportunities available locally, interstate and overseas.

After you graduate and complete a paid internship, you can apply to register as a pharmacist in Australia. Pharmacists are highly sought-after medical professionals with wide-ranging career opportunities in metropolitan as well as rural and remote areas.

Our new fast-track Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours adopts a trimester teaching model, allowing you to complete a traditional 4-year degree in just 3 years and get into the workplace sooner.  Please see the study period dates on the course page for full details.

We offer a minimum of 450 hours of professional placements during your studies, as well as
significant laboratory and project experiences. This hands-on learning begins right from the first year, and culminates in the second trimester of your final year where you'll spend time on professional experience placements (PEP), learning to lead medication management in multidisciplinary health teams, and undertaking a research project.

Placements can be conducted here in Tasmania, as well as in Australia and even internationally
(travel restrictions pending). Previous students have completed their clinical placement in Canada and the United Kingdom.

In your final year, you'll also participate in real-world group-based collaborative research projects
in clinical settings. As the hub for pharmaceutical teaching and research in Tasmania, our industry, community, and government connections provide you with a range of options for these projects.

Further study options

The Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (M4C) 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.

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

100% of our 2021 graduates gained full-time employment within four months of graduating and enjoy the highest median starting salary of any undergraduate pharmacy degree in Australia.*

Most of our graduates go on to practise as registered pharmacists in the community or in hospitals, working with other healthcare professionals and with consumers in an expanding range of roles that optimise the consumers' medication management.

A degree in pharmacy will open up a range of career opportunities. These include employment in community pharmacies, hospitals, emerging roles in aged care, general practices, and as a consultant pharmacist conducting medication reviews. You may choose to pursue a career utilising your skills in other ways, such as 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 per cent in the next five years.

We also offer further opportunities to advance your career through additional study in our postgraduate courses in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, and Research.

*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