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Master of  Clinical Pharmacy

Program code: 5146

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2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Do you want to better manage and optimise medicine in a range of healthcare settings? The Master of Clinical Pharmacy will extend your professional development and advance your clinical practice to help your career progress.

  • This two-year program combines coursework and research to build and extend your knowledge of clinical pharmacy, so you can optimise patient care, wellness and treatment within complex health environments.
  • Study courses in pharmacotherapy and patient care, evaluation and research, leadership and management, and advanced skills for clinical pharmacy practice. Courses are regularly updated to integrate emerging clinical evidence.
  • Choose between two electives: Master of Clinical Pharmacy Placements, with two clinical placements of 40 hours each. You can also choose Introduction to Biostatistics, which covers the science of describing, summarising and analysing health data.
  • Undertake a supervised, structured research project on a topic relevant to clinical pharmacy. You'll be involved with all aspects of research, including design, implementing studies, data collection, data analysis, and thesis writing.

Develop the knowledge, skills and resources to become an effective and highly skilled clinical pharmacist who ensures the best possible health outcomes.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ's School of Pharmacy is ranked 25th in the world by subject in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. The school is also the largest pharmacy school in Queensland with more than 50 years of teaching and research experience, and global alumni network.

  • Research

    Build a career

    During your studies you'll write a thesis on an original research topic relevant to clinical pharmacy. Your research work will not only support the integration of research into clinical practice, but also potentially open doors to a future career within industry or academia.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Flexible study options

    Learn with and from other students in an online learning community, with input from experts during real-time online tutorials. You also have the option of attending intensive, face-to-face coursework weekends structured around workshops and small-group work..

  • Employability

    Be a leader

    When you graduate with a UQ Pharmacy qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader in your field. You will continue to develop your clinical practice with the integration of evidence based medicine.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy are equipped with highly developed knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical pharmacy.

You can use your qualifications to show evidence of professional development and advanced practice for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework.

Career opportunities include:

  • advancement as a hospital pharmacist
  • NPS facilitators
  • accreditation to conduct home medication reviews and aged care reviews
  • introduction of new practices in your community pharmacy
  • pharmacist-led outpatient clinics
  • pharmacists in GP practices
  • academia
  • pharmaceutical care and the quality use of medicines
  • advisors in primary health care organisations
  • clinical pharmacy research
  • pharmacy management.

  • Alumni
    “I have enjoyed learning again and being challenged to think about things that I hadn’t come across before, such as the concept of social pharmacy. I gained skills on how to critically analyse evidence-based information and then how to apply this information to the clinical setting.” Dipti, Master of Clinical Pharmacy student
  • Beyond the classroom

    UQ Clinical Pharmacy – Developing Pharmacists For The Future


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria


An approved degree and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in country of practice.

Applicants must also have at least 2 years full-time relevant professional work experience and demonstrate recent experience of practice.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 5.0.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Clinical Pharmacy. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Clinical Pharmacy at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance


Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Clinical Pharmacy pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $23,350
Indicative fee 2019

An "indicative annual fee" is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) are offered for this program on the basis of academic merit. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition fee paying basis.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Master of Clinical Pharmacy can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Clinical Pharmacy is 5146. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Availability of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are reviewed yearly and are offered to eligible applicants on a limited basis. There is no guarantee that any CSP places will be available.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Clinical Pharmacy 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.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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