Why study the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)?

Pharmacists make a difference to people's health in hospitals, aged-care facilities and local communities. Our course gives you the knowledge, experience and expertise you need to make a difference from the moment you graduate as a medicine expert and healthcare professional. Pharmacists are in high demand in Malaysia, with the ratio to population about 1:4000.

As part of your degree, you will cover applied pharmaceutical sciences, enabling sciences, clinical and therapeutic sciences, and pharmacy practice, and gain the professional skills and other attributes required of a pharmacist.

Pharmacists are health professionals with the skills and knowledge to help patients understand and use medication. They also play a significant role in new drug development and innovation. We will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference too.

Areas of study

Enabling knowledge base

Includes physical, organic and medicinal chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology and immunology.

Drug delivery

Deals with the formulation of medicines, pharmacokinetics (what happens to medicine in the body) and the different dose-forms used in therapeutics.

Integrated therapeutics

Covers the major disease states and their epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis, the chemistry and pharmacology of medicines used to treat these conditions, and the clinical and practice aspects of treating patients.

Pharmacy practice

Explores the role of the pharmacist, professionalism, dispensing, health and the individual, as well as health care in society. Students also study pharmacoepidemiology, the psychosocial aspects of medicine treatment, communicative skills, patient counselling, and legal aspects of practice.


The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.

Course structure

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Career outcomes

Graduates can work in fields such as:

  • community pharmacy
  • hospital pharmacy
  • pharmacy consultancy
  • the pharmaceutical industry.

To be a registered pharmacist in Malaysia, you must complete an additional one-year, pre-registration program under the supervision of the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia. More on career opportunities for pharmacists in Malaysia is available from the School of Pharmacy.

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Pharmacy:

Pre-university qualifications

Year 2015
A Level GCE 12
Australian Year 12 ATAR 90
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 22
Indian School Certificate 77%
All India Senior School Certificate 82%
Indonesia SMA3 9
International Baccalaureate Diploma 33
Kenya Secondary Education 11
Malaysia STPM 10
Malaysia UEC 2.6
Ontario Grade 12 84.9%
Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT 2115
South African National Senior Certificate 46
Sri Lanka A Level 13
Thailand Matayom 6 3.4
Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma/High School Diploma) 8.56
Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program) by Ministry of Education, Malaysia 3.33

Foundation Years

Year 2015
Monash University Foundation Year 77.5%*
Indonesia UNIPREP/UNSW 8.5
Trinity Foundation Year 86%
Sunway Foundation in Arts N/A

*The score is only applicable for students commencing MUFY in 2015/2016.


Chemistry and Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent, with excellent results) are formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Pharmacy. A third subject must be a Biology subject. Please contact the School of Pharmacy for more information.



In 2015, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM47,700 for Malaysian students
  • RM52,470 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 2,840
  • Other countries - RM 2,008

Intake periods

There is one intake period each year in February for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

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