The Master of Pharmaceutical Science encompasses four semesters and is considered a 2.0 year degree (i.e. semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4) to be offered at Hobart.
Graduates will have gained knowledge in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. They will have delivered three presentations to their peers and lecturers during the completion of the course, and extensively utilised information technology. Graduates will have experienced problem solving in the pharmaceutical sciences, and will have studied the global context of pharmaceuticals. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised.
IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 88
Applicants must have a minimum of a health-based (e.g., Pharmacy, Biomedical, Nursing, Laboratory Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Biology, Microbiology) or science-based (e.g., Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology) AQF7 Bachelor degree or equivalent. A credit average or higher is required.
Applicants below credit average will be considered based on a combination of academic record and relevant work experience after graduation.
International applicants must meet the English Language requirement of IELTS 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.
2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 69,400 AUD *.
Course cost based on a rate of $34,103 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).
Graduates may be employed in a variety of areas within the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Other organisations and institutions where employment could be expected include medical research institutes, hospitals and associated biomedical research laboratories, universities, government research laboratories, and government regulatory agencies. The course can be articulated with the School's Research Higher Degree programs (Master of Pharmacy by Research and PhD) in subsequent years. This degree can lead to entry into the School's higher degree programs, as stated below.