Gain more than a master’s, gain a profession


UWA’s Division of Pharmacy provides excellence in pharmacy education and research. We are committed to graduating students who are future leaders in the profession and promote the highest standards.

Our students acquire knowledge in areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, and biomedicine and biotechnology, including practical training in community and hospital pharmacy.

Our program differs in many respects from others; most notable is our small yearly intake of about 50 students who are selected from a pool of applicants each year.

This fosters an excellent learning culture and our students complete their work in small groups with readily available access to academic and professional staff, plus a superior level of peer support.

Our Vision

To produce leaders in the profession of pharmacy and enhance the quality of life of Australians through the practice of pharmacy.

Our Mission

To produce graduates who:

  • are competent pharmacist practitioners
  • have in-depth understanding of the role played by the pharmacist in the broader community
  • are prepared to provide leadership in pharmaceutical health care delivery 
  • have an appreciation of the basic and applied sciences relevant to the practice of pharmacy
  • have insight into the benefits research in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice

Our Values


We are committed to developing pharmacy professionals whose practice is based on excellence in competency, integrity and care. In every aspect of pharmacy we are accountable, from world-class teaching and research, to professional practice and patient-centred care. We will deliver the highest quality education to ensure the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

Collaboration and Collegiality

We operate collegially to foster meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations with students, staff, patients and other stakeholders. We encourage involvement and teamwork and highly value integrity and transparency in our working with others.


We acknowledge and celebrate difference and will involve and empower students and staff through encouragement, development and mentoring. We seek to understand the perspective, approach and ideas of others to create an environment of belonging and self-worth.


We promote effective and transparent communication with students, staff, patients and other healthcare professionals. We embrace timely and collaborative communication.


We embrace flexibility, creativity and leadership to create proactive solutions to current and future challenges.

The Master of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council

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Small yearly intake of students

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Hospital placements for all students

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Teaching delivered by practising expert pharmacists

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Significant research project with the opportunity to complete rurally or internationally

Our courses

Student highlight

Our people

Our research disciplines

UWA has been rated as well above world standard (level 5) for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences fields of research in the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia results.

Contact Connie Locher, Deputy Head of Pharmacy