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A world-class pharmaceutical science degree with a unique Aotearoa New Zealand perspective

The three-year Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (BPharmSci) is the only degree of its type in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It offers a curriculum that is responsive to industry needs and intertwines rongoā Māori to help understand medicines beyond western practices.

Pharmaceutical science includes a broad range of scientific disciplines critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies.

Students should have a passion for medicines to prevent and treat disease in plants, animals and humans.

This lab-based degree offers an in-depth understanding of the scientific basis of the discovery, design, development, formulation and use of drugs.

Areas of study

  • medicinal chemistry
  • microbiology
  • pathology
  • formulation science
  • pharmacognosy
  • pharmacology
  • pharmacokinetics
  • pharmacodynamics, and more

How to apply for entry to pharmaceutical science

Start your application at the BPharmSc regulations page

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