Course Description

The Bachelor of Pharmacy develops a comprehensive understanding of how drugs are developed and medications affect the human body. Combining hands-on learning with clinical experience, this program is your first step to becoming a registered pharmacist and playing a vital and rewarding role in healthcare provision.

As a pharmacy student, you will learn from internationally-renowned academics about the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines, and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy. You will have access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories as well as gain extensive clinical experience.

In your first year of this four-year degree, you will study biology and chemistry and be introduced to pharmacy through foundation and social pharmacy studies. The remaining three years of the course are devoted to studying higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences together with specialised clinical pharmacy studies. In senior years, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where you will gain invaluable practical experience. You will also have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in your fourth year through an optional pharmacy major or, for meritorious students, choose to undertake an Honours research project.

As an integral member of the healthcare system, you will be able to pursue an exciting and diverse range of career options spanning retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, research positions within universities and research institutes, and positions in the pharmaceutical industry in drug production and development.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 per year full-time, $37,436 total course cost
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


4 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Pharmacy undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 52.9% (national average 65.4%)
Improved skills: 81.4% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 84.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Pharmacy undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.5% (national average 95.6%)
Studying full time: 13.0% (national average 12.6%)
Median full time salary: $45,300 (national average $43,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 000723J
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: BUPHARMA1000

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: