Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
Entry is competitive and assessment is based on grade point average (GPA). Applicants must have also completed the following subjects at a tertiary level within the last 10 years and must provide relevant subject outlines with their application:
- one pharmacology subject
- two chemistry subjects
- one biochemistry subject
- one human physiology subject, and
- one mathematics or statistics subject.
For prerequisite checking, students must provide a copy of the subject or unit descriptions from the university handbook (or equivalent) of the university where they completed the subjects. If students are unsure whether the previous study meets prerequisite requirements, they can submit the subject outlines for pre-assessment via email.
Prerequisites may be completed as short courses or non-award units at a recognised tertiary institution if students did not complete them as part of their undergraduate degree. Please note, all prerequisite subjects must be assessed and approved by the school. Prior to commencing a subject to fulfil this requirement, please request a pre-assessment by emailing email@example.com
Selected applicants are required to undertake a short interview with a panel. Applicants are assessed in the areas of communication skills, interpersonal skills, interest in pharmacy, and commitment to pharmacy as a career.
Professional and clinical requirementsAll successful applicants are required to:
- acquire a Working With Children Check and an Australian National Police Check
- complete a series of NSW Health forms including a Code of Conduct, and
- demonstrate evidence of protection against a number of specified infectious diseases.
Upon completion of this degree, graduates must complete a compulsory pre-registration training period and Intern Training Program in order to be eligible for registration as a pharmacist in Australia. Applicants who have already completed a pharmacy degree overseas are also required to submit a personal statement stating their motivation for wanting to repeat a pharmacy qualification.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: minimum 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in each subtest; or TOEFL: internet based: minimum 94 overall with a minimum score of 24 for reading and listening, 23 for speaking and 27 for writing; PTE Academic: minimum 65 overall with a minimum score of 65 in each subtest.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.International students
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.