Course Description

(Graduate program) This on-campus Graduate Honours course is offered at Hobart as a separate one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) course.

Honours consists of planning and conducting a research project leading to a thesis. Students who have an interest in research may undertake Graduate Honours either full or part-time following graduation. An Honours degree in Pharmacy enhances career opportunities and is the usual prerequisite for further study for a research higher degree (Master of Pharmacy or Doctor of Philosophy). Research Higher Degrees are generally expected for positions in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or government regulatory agencies.

Graduate Honours consists of a planning and conducting a research project under the supervision of academic staff at the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine. Students identify a suitable project and conduct a review of the scientific literature to provide a rationale for their project, develop a research plan with their supervisors, conduct the project and prepare a research thesis. Students participate in research skills tutorials and present regularly to their peers and academic staff as a part of the course.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $32,450 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Pharmacy undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.8% (national average 65.4%)
Improved skills: 90.7% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 90.7% (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 Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Pharmacy undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 100.0% (national average 95.6%)
Studying full time: 0.0% (national average 12.6%)
Median full time salary: $50,900 (national average $43,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: M4C

Entry Requirements

This graduate honours course is available to students who hold a degree in pharmacy. Honours students are normally expected to have a credit grade point average. Honours applicants below credit average will be considered based on a combination of their academic record and relevant experience after graduation (minimum 3 years).