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Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Overview

Enhance your professional development and clinical practice to help progress your career.

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy will allow you to enhance the contribution you make to a healthcare team.

The program focuses on contemporary clinical pharmacy practice in all settings and emerging roles for pharmacists throughout the health system. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to advance your professional practice.

The program is delivered externally to practising pharmacists working across Australasia, featuring innovative online teaching methods that support active learning and skill development.

An interdisciplinary approach is used in the delivery of the programs, including input from clinical pharmacists, medical practitioners, specialist nurses and academia.

Our programs provide students with the opportunity to learn with and ask questions of peers and experts through interactive modules, online real-time tutorials and group activities.

To meet the demands of current work and other commitments the program is available in a part-time mode.

Location
External
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Program Code
5718
AQF
Level 9
Location
External
Fees
A$51200
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Semester dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5718
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn from innovative online methods that support active learning and skill development.
  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary approach that includes input from clinical pharmacists, medical practitioners, specialist nurses and academia.
  • Focus your studies on contemporary clinical pharmacy practice in all settings and gain a strong understanding of emerging roles for pharmacists.
  • Interact with peers and experts. You can ask questions and learn through interactive modules, online real-time tutorials and group activities.

23 in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology

QS World University Rankings 2023

1 in Queensland for pharmacy and pharmacology

QS World University Rankings 2023

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Advanced Skills for Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacists in the Modern Health System
  • Pharmacotherapy in Patient Care A
  • Leading and Managing the Future in Pharmacy Practice

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Specialist pharmacist
  • Director of pharmacy services
  • Pharmacy clinical educator
  • Clinical team lead
  • Pharmacy manager
  • Research pharmacist
  • Clinical trial pharmacist

Graduate salary

Pharmacy (postgraduate)

$90K–$108K

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and
  • current, general registration as a pharmacist in your country of practice.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. Entry is competitive with a limited intake.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and
  • current, general registration as a pharmacist in your country of practice.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. Entry is competitive with a limited intake.

Relevant work experience

It is recommended that applicants have 18 months full-time, relevant professional and recent practice.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

PTE Academic - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

BE and OET are not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Inherent requirements

To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.

Learn about inherent requirements

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$8,948

2024

$8,948

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $51,200

2024

AUD $51,200

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Master of Clinical Pharmacy is 5718

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

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Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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