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Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

University of Sydney

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This course will become the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management (Honours)/Master of Pharmacy Practice from 2023.

The program includes the study of biology, chemistry and introductory pharmacy units in the first year, with a progressive emphasis on practical pharmacy experience in subsequent years. You may have the opportunity to undertake an international exchange.

Areas of study

Core studies in biology, chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmacy, pharmacy practice. In addition to the core studies, you will undertake studies in business, business law, management and marketing. In the final year you have the option to complete studies in either industrial pharmacy (consisting of an extended professional placement) or international pharmacy.

Career opportunities

Community pharmacist (community practice), hospital pharmacist, industrial pharmacist, including drug production, marketing or drug development.

Professional recognition

The Pharmacy Board of Australia requires graduates to complete 1,824 hours (one year) of supervised practical training followed by a registration examination. Graduates need to complete an approved Intern Training Program (ITP) during the supervised training year. The ITP can be undertaken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice offered by Pharmacy or by an independent provider.

Practical experience

The clinical experience program reflects the contemporary health care environment. Students undertake a two-week block placement during their third year and two, two-week block placements in their fourth year. By the end of their fourth year, all students have had at least three block placements in clinical experience. The block placements are carried out at hospital and community pharmacies, and include opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, professional organisations and in rural health settings. For more information on clinical placements, visit the University of Sydney website.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Current University of Sydney fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Note: Special requirements and policies apply.


Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band E3).

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Chemistry.

Recommended studies: Biology or Physics.

Guaranteed ATAR: 90.00, subject to non-ATAR criteria being met. A guide to guaranteed ATARs.

Other applicants

Applicants with a record of at least one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) tertiary study will need a grade point average close to distinction or higher. Refer to the University of Sydney general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the USYD website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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Global mobility/international experience
At the University of Sydney, every undergraduate student has access to global opportunities. These opportunities may include overseas field schools, global professional placements, and student exchanges (one-year, single semester and shorter term durations) with more than 300 partner universities worldwide.

Open Learning Environment (OLE)
Open Learning Environment (OLE) courses are short, on-demand and workshop-supported. They enable you to broaden your skills in areas such as entrepreneurial thinking, persuasive communication, project management and ethical reasoning. Zero credit point OLEs are available to all students at the University, while students in liberal studies degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce or combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies) and some specialist degrees (Bachelor of Economics) will be required to take 12 credit points of OLE units during their studies.

Faculty handbooks
View available first-year subjects in the University of Sydney handbooks.