The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is a well established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well-received by both students and the profession. The program has evolved into one of the country's most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally.

The undergraduate program runs over 4 years, full time, after which graduates are eligible to complete a 48 week paid internship in either community or hospital pharmacy.

On completion of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and internship, graduates are eligible for registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

The program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society ensuring that patients optimise medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical, and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years.

Students accepted into UQ's School of Pharmacy enter a progressive, industry-driven educational environment that consistently employs and sets new standards in professional preparation. Students enjoy the support of a highly experienced and supportive team of award-winning academic staff, as well as state-of-the-art facilities offered within the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE).

The program is structured around six themes comprising:

  • Quality Use of Medicines
  • Dosage Form Design
  • Drug Discovery
  • Data Analysis in Pharmacy
  • Biological Fate of Drugs
  • Social and Professional Aspects of Pharmacy


Major in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics

The ‘Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics’ major caters for graduates who wish to pursue a research focussed career in their future practice in hospital pharmacy, in the pharmaceutical industry, or in academia. Find out more here

Entry Requirements and Program Rules

Domestic students

Current minimum entry requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy are passes at Year 12 level in:

  • Senior English
  • Maths B (or Maths I)
  • Chemistry

Entry is very competitive and a high level of academic achievement is required. Please refer to the University's Program Outline for more information on entry requirements and program rules.

International Students

This program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. 
IELTS scores required for entry to the Bachelor of Pharmacy are:

  • Overall 7
  • Writing 6
  • Speaking 6
  • Listening 6
  • Reading 6

Further information on English language equivalents

Further information about entry requirements for International Students