Programme Introduction

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) programme aims to nurture competent graduates with a solid knowledge of pharmacy alongside their abilities to apply the core knowledge and skills effectively, humanely and ethically when it comes to the delivery of pharmaceutical care. By adopting the highest standard of professional practice, our graduates will contribute tremendously to the pharmacy sector and its professionalism as well as the general health and well-being of the patient community.

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What You’ll Study

The whole programme comprises 258 credit-units of courses over a period of 4 years which shall include the following:

  • Pharmacy core courses 192 credits
  • Pharmacy electives 12 credits
  • Common core courses 36 credits
  • Language courses 18 credits
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Exciting Opportunities

Pharmacy Enrichment Experiences in Hong Kong and beyond via International Exchange Programme
The Enrichment Module will encourage pharmacy students to seek tailored placement at either academic institutions or non-profit community service organisations. The programme aims to encourage social-minded students to translate knowledge into practice, contribute to society, and broaden their horizons beyond pharmacy while establishing their interpersonal networks across different sectors and professions. Our BPharm students also have the opportunity to participate in an international exchange programme. 

Pharmacy Experiential Education Programme (PEEP) 
The Pharmacy Experiential Education Programme (PEEP) under the Bachelor of Pharmacy curriculum is well-structured with experiential learning experience. Students shall complete on-site placements in different pharmacy practice settings outside the classrooms under the supervision of pharmacist preceptors. 

Placement, Clerkship and Research Project
The programme ensures that students are adequately prepared to provide expert service at the community level through placement openings provided by several largest community pharmacy chain stores in Hong Kong. As part of the curriculum, each pharmacy student will have the chance to gain work experience in various pharmacy settings during the term time. Students will rotate among different roles, from the hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy to any term position within the pharmaceutical industry during their final year of study. In addition, students will have the opportunity to carry out a research project in a specialised area of their choice under the supervision of our academic staff.


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Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted accreditation by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Hong Kong. Students who have completed a full-time pharmacy degree and one year of internship on top of the degree are qualified to become registered pharmacists in Hong Kong.  

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Career Prospects

Students who have completed a full-time pharmacy degree and one additional year of internship are qualified as registered pharmacists in Hong Kong. Pharmacists are able to practise in a wide variety of areas, including academics / research, pharmaceutical industry, community pharmacy, hospital, department of health / drug office.

Graduates can consider a taught Master of Advanced Pharmacy programme or pursue academic pharmacy through research postgraduate study.

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  


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