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Master of Pharmaceutical Science


Course Description

Introduction
The Master of Pharmaceutical Science encompasses four semesters and is considered a 2.0 year degree (i.e. semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4) to be offered at Hobart. Graduates will have gained knowledge in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. They will have delivered three presentations to their peers and lecturers during the completion of the course, and extensively utilised information technology. Graduates will have experienced problem solving in the pharmaceutical sciences, and will have studied the global context of pharmaceuticals. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised.
Further information can be obtained from the Pharmacy, School of Medicine website
(http://www.utas.edu.au/pharmacy/future-students/postgraduate-coursework-programs/pharmaceuticals-science).

Objectives
The course is designed to equip graduate students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to enhance career opportunities within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, academic pharmaceutical research, or pharmaceutical regulatory organisations. The supervised program of research will provide candidates with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in research methodology and enhance their skills of problem identification and problem solving, and their ability to develop and present solutions.

Career Outcomes
Graduates may be employed in a variety of areas within the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Other organisations and institutions where employment could be expected include medical research institutes, hospitals and associated biomedical research laboratories, universities, government research laboratories, and government regulatory agencies. The course can be articulated with the School's Research Higher Degree programs (Master of Pharmacy by Research and PhD) in subsequent years. This degree can lead to entry into the School's higher degree programs, as stated below.

Professional Recognition
There is no anticipated formal professional recognition of this course. The award of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science will not qualify a person for registration as a pharmacist.

Course Abbreviation
MPharmSc

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of a science-based Bachelor's degree of the University of Tasmania or of another university or tertiary institution that is deemed equivalent. Where an undergraduate degree has been recently obtained, a minimum average grade of 60% obtained in the final 2 years of study would be required for entry to the Master of Pharmaceutical Science program. Applicants below credit average will be considered based on a combination of academic record and relevant experience after graduation.

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