Masters in Pharmacy

What is Pharmacy

The Master of Sciences of Pharmacy (MPharm) is the standard master's degree program in Pharmacy. It is the oldest honourable Diploma (Degree) authorized from the European Faculties of Pharmacy as it takes five to seven years to complete.

Pharmacy is the “ science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs”. Pharmacy as a masters course maybe done by people who have some Bachelors level qualification in health sciences, biology and related disciplines. The composition of the various courses under pharmacy are related to manufacturing, monitoring, regulating, researching and testing drugs and pharmaceutical products including food products.

Requirements to Study Pharmacy

There exist few exams like the NAPLEX and MPJE that you must qualify for pursuing masters in pharmacy. Apart from that, TOEFL or IELTS is compulsory for acquiring visa and as proof of proficiency in English.

Core Subjects in Pharmacy

Various subjects include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Specialisations in Pharmacy

Specialization topics include:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Safety Sciences
  • Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Cost of Studying Pharmacy

Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for masters in pharmacy in the US are $27,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. Tuition fees are around C$25000 in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$33000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.

Job Prospects after Masters in Pharmacy

United States$84,234 - $136,477$110,660
United Kingdom£22,414 - £47,280£34,721
SwitzerlandCHF 31,320 - CHF 150,000CHF 82,882
SingaporeS$27,104 - S$89,900S$47,525
New ZealandNZ$50,788 - NZ$84,240NZ$68,575
Netherland€14,448 - €100,974€35,443
Ireland€30,240 - €71,766€49,400
Germany€19,988 - €75,018€35,594
France€8,313 - €53,780€32,989
CanadaC$64,351 - C$114,374C$81,997
AustraliaAU$48,383 - AU$89,278AU$66,241


2019 Top Universities for Masters in Pharmacy

University of Oxford
Harvard University
University of Nottingham
Karolinska Institutet
University College London
Monash University, Melbourne
National University Of Singapore
King's College London
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Cambridge

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