Master of Pharmacy

For Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (1242) graduates only

Program code

5369

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Credit points

120

Indicative fee

$33,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science from Griffith University only

    (more)

7.0

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

054090B

Offered in

Trimester 1

Why choose this program?

This Masters degree builds on the strong pharmaceutical science foundation achieved in the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (1242).

You will learn through advanced studies in pharmaceutical science, professional and clinical pharmacy practice and pharmacy research. You will take part in a broad range of lectures, group and self-directed learning activities, practical competence-development simulations and clinical placements to develop the skills and knowledge needed to undertake the internship program before applying for registration as a pharmacist.

As a pharmacist, you will be committed to lifelong learning and have a sound understanding of the principles and techniques of pharmaceutical, clinical and social sciences.

Attendance information

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

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 may extend beyond the standard Trimester and exact dates over which these intended courses will run will be published within the University timetable.

In the Master of Pharmacy, you must maintain a full-time study load. If you have reasons why you cannot maintain full-time enrolment, you must seek approval from the Program Director to take a reduced study load.

In order to ensure recency of knowledge, skills and professional competence, the Australian Pharmacy Council requires that students complete both the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science and Master of Pharmacy awards within ten years in order to remain eligible for the Pharmacy Intern Training 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 (or nominee) and the Dean. Readmission to the program is not guaranteed and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.

My career opportunities

After appropriate pre-registration training, you will be able to 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 when articulated with the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science.

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.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • New South Wales Health placement requirements (including mandatory training)
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.

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 (5369)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 33.0 $412.50 $33,000.00
2018 Fee Band 31.5 $393.75 $31,500.00
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.

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