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Monash University

Master of Pharmaceutical Science

Course code: 2627 ~ Course abbreviation: MPharmSc ~ 2 years full-time ~ Managing faculty: Pharmacy

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Parkville - F/T only)

Course description

Students may nominate the area in which they wish to pursue their studies, but this is conditional upon the availability of materials, equipment and supervisors. Students are advised to consult with the head of department or the associate dean (graduate studies) in relation to their final choice of topic.

Course objectives:

By the completion of this program students should be able to: produce a thesis that displays competence at understanding and carrying out research in the field of Pharmaceutical Science (but with less emphasis on comprehensive knowledge and originality as required in a PhD); devise a research topic to investigate a particular pharmaceutical science research area; identify key research questions that are not too general and ambitious; select and review relevant theory and literature; design a study and choose appropriate methods to investigate the specific research questions; select appropriate modes of analysis; consider ethical issues involved in research; implement, critically appraise or apply research in a particular field; prepare a comprehensive written report that is professionally presented and contains all the required components of a Masters thesis, including a bibliography.

Course structure

Assessment is by 100 per cent thesis, the length of which would not normally exceed 20,000 words. The thesis can be submitted following not less than 12 and not more than 36 months of study.

Contact details

Postgraduate Research Programs Coordinator telephone +61 3 9903 9635, email or visit