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Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy (PGCertPharm)


The Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy (PGCertPharm) is intended for students who have earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree, and wish to extend their knowledge by way of postgraduate study.

Endorsed options

The PGCertPharm is available as either an endorsed or non-endorsed programme. The endorsed option serves as an introduction to advanced-level professional progammes.

The option is:

Non-endorsed option

The non-endorsed PGCertPharm is an introduction to research via a research project in one of four areas:

  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Social pharmacy

The non-endorsed PGCertPharm consists of a single research paper of six months' duration:

Outcomes include an enhanced understanding of research methods, hands-on laboratory experience, and experience writing-up research.

Scholarships for PGCertPharm students

Graduates of the Otago or Auckland Schools of Pharmacy may be eligible to apply for one of four scholarships offered annually to PGCertPharm students. Please ask about these scholarships when making your initial enquiries about the PGCertPharm programme.

Further information

Please contact the Research Administrator for information about the PGCertPharm, the application process, and scholarships available to PGCertPharm students.