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Turn your interest in science into a vital role in healthcare

Whether you decide to work in a community or hospital pharmacy, enter the pharmaceutical industry, work for a government agency, or contribute to research and academia – as a pharmacist you will play a key role in the healthcare system.

Learn about the diverse career opportunities available for pharmacy graduates


The Sydney Pharmacy School is consistently ranked among the world's best for teaching and education.

With over 100 years of experience in delivering world-class professional education, we enjoy an outstanding global reputation, making our graduates sought after and in demand.

  • We provide innovative, research-led pharmacy programs that give our graduates a competitive edge. Our academics are experts across a range of fields that directly affect the health of millions.
  • You will learn from world-leading academics, have access to state of the art facilities and receive guided career support.
  • Disover chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines, and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy.
  • We offer clinical placements and an intern training program in community, hospital, rural or industrial settings, to prepare you for registration.
  • The Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA) is one of the larger student societies on campus, organising regular academic, professional and social activities.
  • Our unique curriculum is focused on both practical and theoretical areas of pharmacy to prepare you for the workforce.

Pharmacists do more than fill prescriptions – they are an integral part of the healthcare system and provide services such as education, medication reviews, patient counselling and disease prevention, and can work in a range of settings including community pharmacies, hospitals, government, pharmaceutical companies and as consultants or researchers.

There are a wide variety of career choices open to registered pharmacists, that include:

  • community pharmacy
  • hospital pharmacy
  • pharmaceutical industry positions in drug development, regulatory affairs or clinical trials
  • research positions at academic and research institutions
  • government and non-government organisation roles
  • drug safety officer of poisons specialist
  • regulatory affairs associate.


Pharmacology is the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs. This subject is taught across several degrees at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research level at the University of Sydney.

View the full list of pharmacology study options


Honours in pharmacology is open to internal and external applicants who meet the entry requirements. For more information about eligibility and taking an honours year, visit our honours page.

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