Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

As the global population grows and ages, and as medicines become more complex, the need for pharmacists intensifies. Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in improving the health of communities. If your interest is in inventing, developing and researching new medicines, you'll have the opportunity at Monash to learn from internationally-renowned scientists.

Your Monash College pathway

The Foundation Year is the only guaranteed pathway into Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences degrees at Monash University. All you need to do is satisfy the entry requirements and prerequisites and your place is secured.

Infographic: Monash College study pathways to Monash University

Student using a large enclosed microscope in Pharmacy

Your pathway

Foundation year
Destination 1st year pharmacy or pharmaceutical science 
at Monash University
Campus City
How long? Standard: 12 months
Intensive: 9 months
Extended: 18 months
Intakes January, March, July, August
What you will study Choose from 12 subjects
Prerequisites for Pharmacy: English, Chemistry
and Mathematics
Hours 5 hours per unit, per week
Prerequisites None
Cost Standard/Intensive: $25,590
Extended: $37,260

Meet Jenny (China)

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MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR
BACHELOR OF PHARMACY

"The classes at Monash College were much smaller than my home town. This meant individual attention and interaction with my teachers. It helped me develop good learning habits and form a strong foundation for university. I've now entered the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which was my dream!"


Rankings

34th

In the world for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy
(Academic Ranking of World Universities by Field 2016)

41st

In the world for Clinical Pre-Clinical, and Health
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Pharmacy and Pharmacology: 4

Specialisations

  • Drug discovery biology
  • Formulation science
  • Medicinal chemistry

How we teach

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RAOUL CERVINI
MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR TEACHER

"The practical activities you’ll participate include finding the amount of active ingredients in household cleaning products, to looking at the amount of fizzy bubbles in soft drinks, or the active colours in brown M&M’s. You’ll learn how to work collaboratively with your colleagues, and develop links between practical findings and theoretical concepts. We'll encourage you to engage in critical and creative thinking."

Our graduates

Foundation year graduate Nicole completed Pharmacy and Commerce at Monash University

NICOLE LING, MALAYSIA
MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR
BACHELOR OF PHARMACY/
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

"I was better prepared for success at
Monash University because of the support I received at Monash College. The teachers were friendly and approachable and helped me understand what would be expected of me at university."