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Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) prepares students to be a patient-centred medicines expert, adaptable and ready to face new healthcare challenges in the changing pharmacy profession. Pharmacists can work in a community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industry, research or a range of other settings. At UQ, students develop knowledge and skills in pharmacy practice and medicines management; consultation and dispensing skills; pharmaceutical sciences; and social pharmacy and the health system. Our integrated approach means students gain a strong understanding of how theory is applied to real cases across a wide range of settings. In dedicated laboratories and mock pharmacies at the Australian Pharmacy Centre of Excellence, UQ students learn about the properties of medicines, how medicines affect the body and develop the soft skills necessary to succeed in the pharmacy profession. Throughout their degree, students will learn how to provide safe and effective person-centred care to improve health through the use of medicines. With extensive practical experience, an 8-week final-year placement, and UQ’s interprofessional education program students will know how to work as a valued member of a multi-disciplinary primary healthcare team once they graduate, work-ready, in a profession with one of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia.
For more information, visit Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) at UQ.


Students attend the St Lucia campus and the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, Woolloongabba. Students commencing the program in Semester 2 complete the program in 3.5 years by studying in compulsory summer semesters.


Clinical and experimental therapeutics.

Other requirements

On admission, the following requirements must be met: Blue Card; current status information with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses and tuberculosis (TB); and a schedule of immunisations. Details about these requirements are made available at the time of offer. For more information, visit Placements.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Biology (Units 3 and 4, C).
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Higher education study

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Career opportunities

Community, hospital and industrial pharmacies; senior positions within both the pharmacy and healthcare industries; government. Graduates have also used pharmacy as a platform for further study in medicine, a career in academia, or a career in research and development.


Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

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Offer rounds

11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

CSP/$8280 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

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