The combined degrees are our new offerings for school leavers who want to study pharmacy.
Students will now gain a bachelor's and master's degree and complete the integrated intern training program and supervised practice requirements in the same amount of time that it takes to complete a standalone undergraduate degree plus intern training program and supervised practice requirements.
You won't need to undertake any further supervised practice after you graduate in order to practise pharmacy. However, you will still need to pass the PBA's registration exam and meet the PBA's registration standards to be eligible for general registration - more on that below.
To become qualified for general registration to practise as a pharmacist in Australia, graduates of our existing pharmacy programs have to:
Our new combined pharmacy degrees incorporate the intern training program and supervised practice of step 2, and provide advanced learning in the form of a master's qualification.
Successful students* in the new combined degree programs will also undertake an honours research project and will graduate with an honours degree. Learn more about the benefits of honours programs.
Simply put, you’ll be more qualified than before.
Beyond the in-built honours component, the new programs integrate the content required for you to successfully meet the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) performance outcomes.
You’ll also gain advanced knowledge through the Master of Pharmacy Practice program, where you will build upon earlier years’ subjects, like How Drugs Work, focusing on the management of complex diseases using medicines and other treatments.
Yes. Both combined degrees provide exit awards at years 4 and 5, respectively. However, after graduation, you will be required to complete an intern training program, supervised practice, and pass the Pharmacy Board's registration examination.
* To be eligible to commence honours students must have a WAM ≥ 65 (credit). Learn more about the benefits of honours programs.