Pharmacy

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

Course options

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours

Guaranteed placements

All students have hospital and community placements with potential employers in years 3 and 4.

Expand your learning experience

Broaden your university experience with a study placement interstate or overseas.

Great employment prospects

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

Study options

This course will prepare you for an exciting range of roles in an evolving healthcare system. Practice based training is undertaken at community, hospital and other pharmacy practice sites throughout Tasmania and possibly interstate and overseas. You will also participate in a group-based research project in a clinical setting while on placement.

Learn about the role of a pharmacist, how pharmaceutical products are created, how medications work in the human body, and how to safely use medicines to achieve the optimal outcomes for patients. You'll also learn how to dispense medicines safely, as well as how to prescribe, administer and manufacture them.

We are internationally recognised for our research in improving medication safety. You'll learn how to develop and conduct workplace quality improvement projects, which are designed to optimise the use of medicines and improve patient outcomes within our health system

For those looking to do the one-year honours course, please visit Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

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

Pharmacy is considered to be one of Australia's most trusted professions.

A degree in Pharmacy will open up a range of career opportunities. These include employment in communities, hospitals, consulting, and reviewing patients’ medication at home. You could also work in the pharmaceutical industry, in design, manufacturing, and quality control. There are also roles in research academia, in other biomedical sciences or the armed forces, as well as opportunities for promotion and career enhancement through additional study in courses such as our nested suite of Clinical Pharmacy Courses.

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. Additionally, the Good Universities Guide (2021) stated that 91.9% of Pharmacy students from the University of Tasmania gained full-time employment within four months of graduating.

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

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