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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy

Graduates of the postgraduate diploma will be able to:

  • Ensure the safe, effective and economic use of medicines for both individual patients and patient groups
  • Design, implement and optimize pharmaceutical care plans for individual patients in a broad range of therapeutic areas
  • Manage the pharmaceutical care of patients with complex clinical needs
  • Develop specialized knowledge of medicines use in areas of clinical interest, including advanced medicines management

This program has been designed to allow students living anywhere in New Zealand to enroll, as most of the material will be presented online (supplemented by face-to-face weekend workshops for some courses).

Campus Information

Grafton Campus

Originally established as the School of Medicine, the Grafton Campus (opposite Auckland Hospital on the boundary of Auckland Domain) houses the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including a café, health services, and the Philson Library.


  • Feb
  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

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

Pharmacists who complete this programme will have greater experience in the preparation and implementation of pharmaceutical care and medicines management plans for a wide range of therapeutic areas, and for patients with more complex clinical needs. They will have a degree of specialisation to facilitate the progress to advanced clinical roles. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Program requirements
You must have completed an undergraduate degree in pharmacy at a recognized university (or similar institution).

International applicants must also be currently registered as a pharmacist with the New Zealand Pharmacy Council and domestic applicants must either be enrolled in the New Zealand pharmacist pre-registration program or currently registered as a pharmacist with the New Zealand Pharmacy Council.