Pharmacy Pathways

Pharmacists contribute to a healthier society by learning to supply, dispense, manufacture and advise on the use of medicines and drugs within hospitals and community settings.

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Pathway details

At UWA you'll acquire knowledge in areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry and biomedicine and biotechnology, including practical training in community and hospital pharmacies. A strong research culture infuses all Pharmacy courses at UWA. You can pursue a Master of Pharmacy at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree with the prerequisite units (see Standard entry below).


Standard entry

You can study Pharmacy by completing a bachelor's degree after high school. You’ll also need:
  • a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0
  • a minimum IELTs of 7.0, with no band less than 7.0 and
  • successful completion of study in the following areas: Pharmacology; Microbiology; Chemistry (Year 12 Chemistry ATAR is acceptable, or a tertiary chemistry unit); and Mathematics OR Statistics (Year 12 Mathematics Specialist ATAR is accepted, or a tertiary mathematics or statistics unit)
Meeting the above criteria makes you eligible for an interview.

For further information on graduate entry to the Master of Pharmacy, visit the Faculty website.

Pathways for mature-age students

If you'll be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age entry pathways. These enable entry into one of UWA's undergraduate degrees whereby, upon completion, you could apply for graduate entry into pharmacy.

Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • UWPHI (Biomedical Science)
  • UWPHW (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway)
  • BBiomedSc + MPharm
  • BPhil (Hons) + MPharm
Limited places
  • Opportunities are available for students from High Achievement, Broadway, Rural and Indigenous entry paths to apply for a Direct Pathway place to the Master of Pharmacy (places are limited). The number of places is subject to review each year.
Selection criteria
  • Interview with final rank based on combined ATAR and interview score
Undergraduate major
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study
  • Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a minimum Faculty GPA of 5.0 and appropriate prerequisite units

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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