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

Course outline

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) prepares students to play a vital role in the healthcare system. Pharmacists improve people’s lives through education, disease prevention, patient counselling, and medication reviews. They also develop an extensive understanding of drugs, their side-effects and interactions, how they work, and correct dosages. Pharmacists work in a range of settings such as community and hospital pharmacies, within industry, and in research. In this program, students will learn in dedicated laboratories and simulated pharmacies about the properties of medicines, how medicines affect the body, and the pharmacy profession. They will undertake more than 600 hours of supervised clinical placements, including two 6-week placements in their final year of study. For more information, visit Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) at UQ.


Students attend both the St Lucia campus and the UQ Dutton Park campus. 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).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

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