Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Choose Pharmacy at La Trobe

By understanding the properties and impacts of medicines and developing the skills required to counsel patients about their use, you'll have the opportunity to improve health and even save lives.

This course prepares you for a rewarding career in pharmacy. You'll focus on achieving excellence in provisions of clinical services and reviewing medication for safety and effectiveness.

You'll develop skills in drug development, action and use in disease states, medication review, counselling and communication. The aim is for you understand the effects and best use of medications and the role of medicines in responsible healthcare.

During your degree, you'll participate in a range of community and hospital placements where you'll develop practical pharmacy skills. You'll also practise in our model pharmacy at the Bendigo Campus to help you develop your communication and patient-service skills.

Career opportunities

This degree equips you for work in any pharmacy setting, including rural, metropolitan, community and hospital pharmacy, and gives you the chance to forge strong relationships with other health professionals. After graduation, you'll be eligible to complete a one-year supervised internship and take the Australian Pharmacy Board exams to qualify as a professional pharmacist.

Many pharmacy students go on to run their own pharmacy businesses, where others find great reward as a pharmacist in a hospital. As pharmacy is largely a science-based discipline, graduates have also moved into roles in:

  • biotechnology
  • pharmaceuticals
  • cosmetics
  • environmental science
  • environmental management
  • teaching.


Students from Australia and New Zealand

2017 indicative: AUD$9,050 per 120 credit points (based on typical first year fees with a deferred HECS-HELP loan). Find out more.

International students

2017 indicative: AUD$40,000 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points. Get more information on fees and how to pay.

International living expenses

Other than tuition fees, you should consider living and accommodation costs when planning your budget.

Course structure

First year subjects

Semester 1

Semester 2

Biology of Cell and Organism

Organs and Organ Systems

Chemistry 1A

Chemistry 1B

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutical Formulation A

Experimental Foundations of Psychological ScienceStatistical Methods

For full details, see the Handbook.

For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.

How to apply


Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.


Find out about how to apply as an international student.


There are a number of pathway options such as La Trobe Melbourne and Foundation Studies that are designed to give you the best chance of getting into your ideal course.

Check out some of our many other pathway options available.

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