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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Place yourself at the forefront of the pharmacy profession, and prepare for a vital and rewarding career improving the health and wellbeing of others.

This program prepares you to play a vital role in the healthcare system.

You'll learn in dedicated laboratories and simulated pharmacies at the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) – our state-of-the-art biomedical science centre.

With six integrated streams of study, you'll develop knowledge and skills in quality use of medicines, dosage form design, social and professional aspects of pharmacy, drug discovery, biological fate of drugs and data analysis.

From your first year, you'll undertake a variety of practical experiences, before starting two four-week block placements in your final year. Across your degree you'll complete more than 350 hours of supervised clinical placement in a range of clinical settings, including hospitals and community pharmacies. We have partnerships with more than 500 pharmacies throughout rural and metropolitan Australia and overseas.

You'll graduate ready to work in a profession that has one of the highest graduate employment rates of any occupation in Australia. 

Program highlights

  • Study at UQ's $100 million world-class Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE).
  • Develop a strong understanding of chemistry, biology, physiology, anatomy and the pharmacy profession from your first year.
  • Graduate confident and job-ready, with extensive practical experience and an eight-week final-year placement.
  • Be in demand – 95 per cent of pharmacy graduates were in full-time employment in 2019.

Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Medical researcher
  • Clinical trials officer
  • Laboratory technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Retail pharmacist
  • Hospital/dispensary pharmacist
  • Community pharmacist
  • Pharmacy educator

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); and Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C). (Biology also recommended)

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