Welcome to the School of Pharmacy

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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)