Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (BPharm (Hons))

University of Newcastle, Australia Australia

Cricos: 00109J

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The award
BPharm (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
AUD 35100 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at University of Newcastle, Australia

One of Australia's most trusted professions.

At UON, you will gain the exceptional medical knowledge and training to be relied on by your community for sound medical advice and support on a wide range of health issues.

Pharmacy is an exciting and varied career. Counsel people on the best use and management of medications. Provide advice on the symptoms and treatment of common ailments. Prepare medications and educate the community on a variety of health and wellbeing matters. As a pharmacist, you have the chance to promote health awareness and contribute to a healthier society.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from research leaders: UON is a global leader in medical and health science research, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
  • Hands-on training: Our academics are passionate about equipping future pharmacists with the skills they need to excel in all areas of pharmacy. UON students gain 420 hours of practical experience in hospital and community settings.
  • World-class facilities: Hone your clinical skills through inter-professional simulated learning activities in our fully functioning demonstration pharmacy, as well as in hospital-based simulation wards.
  • First step to professional registration: This program is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia as a qualification leading to registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

What will you study?

Your pharmacy studies at UON will teach you theoretical knowledge in biomedical, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences. You will also have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills through hands-on professional placements. You will:

  • Learn how to prepare, formulate and use medications safely and effectively to improve patient health and wellbeing.
  • Gain the comprehensive medical knowledge and exceptional communication skills required to provide trustworthy advice on the symptoms and management of common ailments and educate the community on a wide range of health and wellbeing matters.
  • Learn how to use your knowledge, experience and expertise to positively influence the management of pharmaceutical services in Australia and globally.
  • Develop foundational research skills and discover a range of research areas that you can choose to pursue in your pharmacy career: from investigating drug design and discovery; to formulation development, pharmacy practice, personalised health care and health technologies assessment.

Your areas of study will include:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • dosage formulation
  • chemistry
  • drug design and discovery
  • pharmacotherapeutics
  • mental health first aid
  • epidemiology

All UON pharmacy students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.


Our pharmacy graduates are very employable and highly regarded. As a qualified pharmacist, you can choose from an array of interesting and rewarding career options.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBPharm (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 35100 per year

Entry requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. 

  • Admission information for Australian students and residents  
  • Admission information for international students

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Find out if you are eligible for bonus points.

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

Non-school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • Previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students apply through UAC and have the opportunity to access the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry program which incorporates an interview process considering personal attributes as well as educational qualifications.

International Students:

International students currently undertaking:

  • an Australian Year 12 in Australia
  • an Australian Year 12 outside Australia
  • an International Baccalaureat (IB) in Australia

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

All other international students:

Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement.

Year 12 Bonus Point Scheme:

  • Mathematics (Band 5 or 6) 2 points OR Ext 1 (Band 3 - 4) 4 points OR Ext 2 (Band 2 - 4) 4 points
  • Chemistry (Band 5 or 6) 2 points
  • Physics (Band 5 - 6) 2 points

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