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Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science
Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science

Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science

  • ID:UTAS610279
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

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.

English Requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)

  • PTE Academic 58 with no score lower than 50

  • UTASAccess-English Level 7 - 65% (no individual score less than 60%)


Course Information

The Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science is a 1 year course conducted in Hobart. Part-time study over 2 years is available. Graduates will have gained knowledge in the pharmaceutical sciences, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. Graduates will have experienced problem solving in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, and will have studied the global context of pharmaceuticals. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised.

The course is designed to equip non-pharmacy 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.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

It is expected that 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. Other graduates will undertake Masters or PhD programs. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences which will prepare them for careers in health and industry.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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