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Bachelor of Pharmacy With Honours

University of Tasmania
1 year
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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34,950 AUD

Program description

Bachelor of Pharmacy With Honours

(Graduate program) This on-campus Graduate Honours course is offered at Hobart as a separate one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) course.

Honours consists of planning and conducting a research project leading to a thesis. Students who have an interest in research may undertake Graduate Honours either full or part-time following graduation. An Honours degree in Pharmacy enhances career opportunities and is the usual prerequisite for further study for a research higher degree (Master of Pharmacy or Doctor of Philosophy). Research Higher Degrees are generally expected for positions in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or government regulatory agencies.

Graduate Honours consists of a planning and conducting a research project under the supervision of academic staff at the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine. Students identify a suitable project and conduct a review of the scientific literature to provide a rationale for their project, develop a research plan with their supervisors, conduct the project and prepare a research thesis. Students participate in research skills tutorials and present regularly to their peers and academic staff as a part of the course.

Course objectives

Honours aims to provide experience and training in research in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical science or pharmacology. This overall objective is served by the following goals:

  • To extend knowledge and understanding in specific topics of interest in pharmacy and related sciences,
  • To improve skills in critically reading the literature and communicating effectively in science,
  • To learn particular research methods and techniques,

To develop the ability to plan and carry out a research project, and to prepare a thesis on the results.

Admission requirements

This graduate honours course is available to students who hold a degree in pharmacy. Honours students are normally expected to have a credit grade point average. Honours applicants below credit average will be considered based on a combination of their academic record and relevant experience after graduation (minimum 3 years).

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Program content

  • Pharmacy Honours A
  • Pharmacy Honours B
  • Pharmacy Honours C
  • Pharmacy Honours D

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Continuing studies

Choice of a particular Honours research topic does not mean that a student undertaking further studies (e.g. Masters or PhD) is required to continue in the same project area.

Career opportunities

Honours students specialise in a particular field of study and at the same time are exposed to a range of opportunities for undertaking higher degrees and following careers in pharmacy practice or the pharmaceutical sciences.

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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TAS 7001 Hobart

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