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Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Overview

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy will 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 as well as 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 practicing 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.

Optional face to face weekend workshops are offered in some courses. 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 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5718
AQF
Level 9
Location
External
Fees
A$47120 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
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. You will also gain a strong understanding of emerging roles for pharmacists throughout the health system.
  • Interact with peers and experts. You can ask questions and learn through interactive modules, online real-time tutorials and group activities.

31 in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for pharmacy and pharmacology

QS World University Rankings 2020

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

See all courses in this program

See program rules [PDF]

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

Graduate salary

Pharmacy (postgraduate)

$92K–$109K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

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.

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 - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - 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

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

The number of CSPs for Semester 2 commencement are limited and selection is highly competitive. There will be no separate application process for CSPs and all eligible candidates that apply by 30 June 2020 will be automatically considered. Please be aware not all applicants will be successful. Applicants who are unsuccessful in securing a CSP offer may still be offered a place in the program as a full-fee paying student.

Selection for CSPs is managed by the School of Pharmacy and based purely on academic merit (e.g. past academic performance, level of qualifications).

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.

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

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $47,120

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $24,640

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

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. 

Contact us with any questions 

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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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