Pharmaceutical Medicine Programs

Pharmaceutical Medicine Programs

Admission requirements - UNSW Pharmaceutical Medicine

Entry into our programs is based on the following criteria:

  • a 3 year undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline plus relevant industry experience (see below for definition) or
  • a 4 year undergraduate degree or higher qualifications in a cognate discipline.


Cognate discipline is defined as a degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • biomedical/biological sciences
  • pharmacy
  • nursing
  • veterinary science
  • chemistry/medicinal chemistry
  • medicine
  • other (case-by-case basis)


Relevant experience is defined as:

  • one year full-time equivalent experience in a medical department position at Associate level or above in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry (such as Medical Information Associate, Regulatory Affairs Associate, Pharmacovigilance Associate, Clinical Trials Associate, etc), a contract organisation (eg, clinical research, regulatory, economic evaluation, medical) or a clinical trials unit

or

  • one year full-time equivalent position within a relevant government department (such as State or Federal Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator or other relevant regulatory authority).