Master of Pharmacy

Program code

5661

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 to 2.5 years FT accelerated

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$36,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree (5.0 GPA) or higher

    (more)

CRICOS code

085641G

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

About this program

This program builds on the strong science foundation that students developed in their undergraduate science or health science degree to provide advanced studies in pharmaceutical science, professional and clinical pharmacy practice and pharmacy research. It provides you with a broad range of lectures, group and self-directed learning activities, practical competence-development simulations, inter-professional learning and clinical placements to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake an internship program.

While there are a number of accredited internship program providers, there are steps to be met (including provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia) before your internship can commence. Please see more complete information on the pathway to registration at this link: Internships

Attendance information

The Master of Pharmacy is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus.

Students commencing in Trimester 1 may undertake an accelerated pathway enabling completion of the program in 2 years, full-time. While students commencing in Trimester 2 may undertake an accelerated pathway enabling completion of the program in 2.5 years, full-time.

Students who undertake the accelerated pathway will be required to study full-time, including taking some compulsory courses in Trimester 3.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 18 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. Some courses commencing from Year 1/Trimester 2 of this program will extend beyond the standard 13-week teaching trimester (i.e. extending later than the standard 13-week trimester in Year 1/Trimester 2 and commencing earlier in Year 2/Trimester 1). Exact dates over which these intended courses will run will be published on a trimester-by-trimester basis within the University timetable.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of eleven weeks of full-time professional placements (392 hours) throughout the duration of the program.

A student who has discontinued enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy program and who is not on leave of absence is required to seek approval for readmission to the program from the Head, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (or nominee) and the Dean. Readmission to the program is not guaranteed and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas. Total work placement (hours): 315.

My career opportunities

The programs focus on producing pharmacy graduates committed to lifelong learning who, having a sufficient understanding of the principles and techniques of pharmaceutical, clinical and social sciences, and after appropriate pre-registration training, may communicate and deliver pharmaceutical care in community and hospital settings and take professional responsibility for the manufacture and testing of pharmaceutical products.

Program accreditation

The Master of Pharmacy is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (via the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency to confirm registration requirements.

Professional Practice requirements

There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:

  • Vaccinations and Health Tests
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Online Training
  • Health Placement Requirements

Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Pharmacy (5661)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information