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Pharmaceutical medicine is the medical scientific discipline concerned with the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring and medical aspects of developing medicines for therapeutic treatment. The programs provide scientific and other professional staff working within the pharmaceutical industry, government, academia and relevant professions with high-level education in the scientific, legal, ethical, regulatory and social issues relevant to the discovery, evaluation, registration and promotion of medicines. Students will develop an understanding of business principles, be able to communicate effectively and act in an ethical manner with respect to all aspects of the development of therapeutic products.


Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode

Fully online

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Pharmaceutical Medicine - MPharmMed

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Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Compulsory courses - 36 UOC
2. Prescribed elective courses - 12 UOC

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements


Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Additional Information

Education and Assessment

Assessment will be based on the ability to apply key principles to problem solving. The design of assessment tasks will be based on a thorough comprehension of the current developments in the therapeutics industry as well as on scenario based learning exercises that require an understanding of the issues involved.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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