Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
Grafton
Points
120 or 240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy enables pharmacists to use their skills and expertise in research projects and keep up-to-date with the latest innovations:

  • Advance knowledge in clinical pharmacy through research and development.
  • Evaluate innovations and advances in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management services.

Online delivery of most materials (supplemented by face-to-face weekend workshops for some courses) allows students living anywhere in New Zealand to enrol in the programme.

Programme structure

The MClinPharm is a 120-point or 240-point research masters degree, depending on the level of study you have already completed.

Research Masters (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Choose between a research portfolio (120 points) or a thesis (120 points).

Research Masters (240 points)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • Four courses in medicine management and advanced pharmacotherapy (120 points)
  • Choose between a research portfolio (120 points) or a thesis (120 points).

Sample programme structure

Research 120

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    PHARMACY 796A/B or PHARMACY 797A/B
    Name:
    Thesis or Research Portfolio
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    120 pts

Sample programme structure

Research 240

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    PHARMACY 764
    Name:
    Medicines Information and Critical Appraisal
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    PHARMACY 765
    Name:
    Medicines Management and Pharmaceutical Care
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    PHARMACY 766 - 768
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    PHARMACY 766 - 768
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
Year 2 120 points
  • Code:
    PHARMACY 796A/B or PHARMACY 797A/B
    Name:
    Thesis or Research Portfolio
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    120 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy

  • Study option
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Pharmacy

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

You also must hold current registration as a pharmacist in New Zealand and have a supervisor and topic confirmed.

You must have completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in your final year.

You also must hold current registration as a pharmacist in New Zealand.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Study option
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in clinical pharmacy at a recognised university (or similar institution), following an undergraduate degree. You will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

You also need to hold current registration as a pharmacist and have a supervisor and topic confirmed.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in pharmacy at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher in the final year of your undergraduate degree.

You also need to hold a current registration as a pharmacist.

How much does a Master of Clinical Pharmacy cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,364 – $9,092.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

The focus of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy (MClinPharm) is research and the degree will enable pharmacists to carry out research in the context of their practice setting and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in pharmacy and to evaluate developments in the practice of pharmacy.

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