About us

If you want a rewarding career supporting the health of people and communities through better medicines and usage, then study Pharmacy with us at the University of Auckland.

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy

Scientific advances in modern healthcare mean that people benefit from having a range of experts involved in their healthcare needs. Teams of healthcare professionals, such as nurses, doctors and pharmacists, work together and use their individual expertise to improve patient care.

Pharmacists are the medicine experts - they are concerned with ensuring that people receive the most suitable medicines and gain the maximum health benefit from them.

To achieve this, pharmacists spend much of their time talking to patients and their family/whānau, carers and a range of healthcare professionals about medicines. Pharmacists work in a variety of roles and their role in patient care is expanding, allowing them to directly help more people get the most from their medicines.

Our recently refreshed Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to fulfil the vital role of a pharmacist in the rapidly changing world of healthcare.

About our school

The University of Auckland’s School of Pharmacy is at the forefront of pharmacy education internationally, ranked #30 worldwide for Pharmacy and Pharmacology. University of Auckland is also the highest ranked university in New Zealand for its global reputation amongst both academics and employers.*

We are dedicated to producing high-quality pharmacists who contribute to improving the health of all New Zealanders through ensuring the best use of medicines in our society, and to producing research-literate graduates who are able to follow pathways into pharmaceutical research or academia. We believe that theory, along with practical education, helps better prepare our students for their careers as pharmacists in a variety of settings.

Our aim is to build upon our renowned reputation of providing quality research that is both relevant and beneficial to New Zealand.

*2019 QS World University Rankings

Our research

Our school’s research programmes are in four main areas and we are developing an international profile in each:

Since our establishment in 2000, we have set up world-class postgraduate programmes offering Research Masters and PhD students the opportunity to work with and learn from experts in their field. Our academic staff have also been successful in being awarded research funding from national and international sources, and have significant research collaborations throughout New Zealand and overseas.

The University of Auckland and its reputation for excellence, education and research, opens a world of possibilities for your pharmacy career.