Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science (M6E)

Study Discipline: Medical & Health Sciences
Study Programme Details
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions:Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Tasmania, a comprehensive 1-year course based in Hobart, with part-time study options over 2 years. This program is designed to provide graduates with in-depth knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences while honing essential written and verbal communication skills. As you immerse yourself in the world of pharmaceuticals, you’ll benefit from the latest industry insights and advancements, positioning you for success in this dynamic field.


Graduates of the Pharmaceutical Science program at the University of Tasmania undergo a unique educational experience focused on problem-solving within the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences. The curriculum extends to studying the global context of pharmaceuticals, with a strong emphasis on the social and ethical implications of these studies. The program’s objectives are clear — to equip non-pharmacy graduate students with fundamental knowledge and skills, enhancing their career opportunities within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, academic pharmaceutical research, or pharmaceutical regulatory organizations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed a health-based or science-based AQF 7 Bachelor degree (e.g., Pharmacy, Biomedical, Chemistry).
  • International applicants must meet the English Language requirement of IELTS 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.

Courses include:

  • Basic Laboratory Skills in Pharmaceutical and Chromatographic Science
  • Analytical and Cell Culture Techniques
  • Application of Chromatography in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research
  • Application of Cell Culture in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research
  • Total Course Fee (international students): $35,450 AUD.
  • Domestic students enrolled in a full fee-paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee which is incorporated in the fees you pay for.

Future Career Outcomes

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.

Visa Requirements:

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