What universities in New Zealand and Australia should I apply being a pharmacy graduate?

Asked by Melinda K Nongrum about 2 years ago

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There have been many job opportunities in the healthcare industry due to the Increased demand for pharmacists over the past few years.

Top Universities offering Masters in Pharmacy in New Zealand 

1. University of Auckland    
THE World University Rankings 2022: 50    
QS World University Rankings 2022: 85
Public university
Acceptance Rate: 45%. 

  • Course Name: MClinPharm
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility Requirements: UG degree in pharmacy from a recognized university with a GPE of 5.0 or higher in the final year of the UG degree. Must hold current registration as a pharmacist.
  • IELTS Requirements: Overall, 6.5 with no components less than 6.0
  • Tuition fees per year: NZ$46,525 (INR 23,03,084)

2. University of Otago    
THE World University Rankings 2022: 351    
QS World University Rankings 2022: 194
Public Research University

  • Course Name: MPharm
  • Duration: 2 – 3 years
  • Eligibility Requirements: A degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours or have an equivalent qualification or experience
  • IELTS Requirements: Overall, 6.5 with no components less than 6.0
  • Tuition fees per year: NZ$ 39,822 (INR 19,71,272)

 

  • Course Name: MSc in Pharmacology
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility Requirements: A bachelor’s degree (BSc) In pharmacology with 75%-79%.
  • IELTS Requirements: Overall, 6.5 with no components less than 6.0
  • Tuition fees per year: NZ$ 39,822 (INR 19,71,272)

Best Pharmacy Schools in Australia

1. Monash University     
QS Ranking by Subject: 1     
Masters program: Master of Pharmacy
Tuition fees: A$46,700
Master of Clinical Pharmacy
Tuition fees: A$33,500

2. The University of Sydney    
QS Ranking by Subject: 14    
Masters program: Master of Pharmacy    
Tuition fees: A$71,796 to A$72,486

3. The University of Queensland    
QS Ranking by Subject: 30    
Masters program: Master of Clinical Pharmacy    
Tuition fees: A$48,160

4. The University of New South Wales    
QS Ranking by Subject: 84    
Masters program: Master of Pharmacy    
Tuition fees: A$52,500 (for the first year)

5. Curtin University     
QS Ranking by Subject: 101 to 150    
Masters program: Master of Pharmacy

Also, remember that you must register as a pharmacist before applying for a career as a pharmacist at any university in Australia or New Zealand. After earning your degree from a recognized university, you must sign up for a one-year paid internship and training program. After that, you are eligible to take the registration exam for the Pharmacy Board. In Australia and New Zealand, registration is necessary to apply for a position as a pharmacist.


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Abhiyudaya Chauhan

Abhiyudaya Chauhan

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 Pursuing further studies in pharmacy in New Zealand and Australia is a commendable decision, as both countries offer excellent educational opportunities in this field. Based on your background as a pharmacy graduate, there are specific universities in each country that you should consider.

In New Zealand, the University of Auckland and the University of Otago stand out. The University of Auckland is well-known for its strong research outputs and has a variety of specializations in pharmacy at the postgraduate level. The University of Otago, on the other hand, prides itself on a curriculum that deeply integrates clinical practice with theoretical knowledge, making it a prime choice for students seeking practical experience alongside their studies.

In Australia, you have several noteworthy options, such as the University of Sydney, Monash University, and the University of Queensland. Monash University is particularly distinguished in the field of pharmacy, offering cutting-edge facilities and a curriculum that is aligned with global industry standards. The University of Sydney and the University of Queensland also offer comprehensive pharmacy programs with numerous opportunities for research and professional development.

When selecting a university, consider factors such as the specific area of pharmacy you wish to specialize in, the type of academic and clinical training offered, and the overall university environment. Also, look into the partnerships each university has with local hospitals and research institutions, as these can provide crucial networking opportunities and practical experience. Lastly, each university's global ranking and the structure of the pharmacy program should align with your career goals and academic needs.

 


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