Welcome to the School of Pharmacy
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.
Scientific advances mean that in modern healthcare people benefit from having a range of experts involved in their health care needs.
Increasingly teams of healthcare professionals such as nurses, doctors and pharmacists are working together and using their individual expertise to maximise people’s health. Pharmacists are the medicines experts. They are concerned with ensuring that people receive the most suitable medicines and receive the maximum health benefit from them.
To achieve this pharmacists spend much of their time talking to patients and their whānau, carers and a range of health care professionals about medicines. Pharmacists work in a variety of roles and their direct role in patient care is expanding. This allows pharmacists to directly help more people get the most from their medicines.
Our Bachelor of Pharmacy degree has been changed substantially in recent years to better 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*; we firmly believe our graduates measure up against the world’s best.
We are dedicated to not only producing high quality, research-literate graduates but to also improving the health of all New Zealanders by focusing on the best use of medicines in our society. We believe that theory along with practical education helps better prepare our students for their careers as pharmacists in a variety of settings.
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 bringing in 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.
* Top university in New Zealand for Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacology; in the top 100 worldwide (2015–16 QS World University Rankings)
Regional trends revealed for meth labs
26 April 2017Helensville and Hamilton were two of the meth lab hot spots identified in the first geographic study of clandestine meth lab distribution in New Zealand.
Report finds our aging population will need increased levels of care
21 April 2017New Zealand’s aging population will lead to a substantial increase in the need to provide daily and weekly care for the elderly, a University of Auckland study has found.
Monthly vitamin D supplement does not prevent heart disease
21 April 2017A major research trial by the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health has found that taking higher doses of vitamin D once a month won’t lower your risk of heart disease.
Participants sought for e-cigarette stop-smoking trial
19 April 2017A clinical trial by the University of Auckland is calling for smokers to take part in their stop-smoking programme using nicotine patches and e-cigarettes.
Measuring pelvic floor muscles via smartphone
19 April 2017Dr Jennifer Kruger from the University of Auckland has won a grant from the Health Research Council to develop a way to measure pelvic floor muscle health using a smartphone
Get Good Done with the University of Auckland (Workshops) Event as iCalendar
19 April 2017 - 28 April 2017Want to make a difference in the world but didn’t know where to start? Get Good Done is a free two-week programme where you can get involved with a social, environmental or cultural issue that you feel passionate about.
How genes are turned on and off in cancer cells by Bruce Baguley Event as iCalendar
28 April 2017, 2pmA complex but wonderful picture of gene regulation is emerging from recent studies. This seminar, designed for a general science audience and open to everyone.
TIKI (Technology Innovation and Knowledge Interchange) Tour Event as iCalendar
01 May 2017, 11am - 2pmAuckland DHB is hosting a TIKI (Technology Innovation and Knowledge Interchange) Tour in conjunction with CMDT and MedTech CoRE.
Special Seminar - “45 Years of Cancer Drug Discovery – A life on drugs” Event as iCalendar
02 May 2017, 2 - 3pmProfessor Herbie Newell, PhD, is Professor of Cancer Therapeutics and until very recently Scientific Director, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Medical School, University of Newcastle, UK.
AAHA Collaboration Fund 2017 Open for Submissions Now
26 April 2017As one of their first major initiatives, the partners in the Auckland Academic Health Alliance (AAHA) established a new source of funding for researchers.