UNSW Pharmaceutical Medicine

Commencing students

Welcome to our commencing students!

We strongly recommend reviewing the Online Orientation for Medicine Postgraduate Coursework Students - this website will provide information to get you started with your studies at UNSW Sydney.

UNSW ID number

Your zID is a unique 7 digit number used for identification across UNSW systems. If you have previously studied at UNSW (e.g. as an undergraduate student) then you will use the same zID again.

If you are studying at UNSW for the first time, you will need to confirm your identity and set your zPass (i.e. an associated password for your UNSW zID). To do this, please go to the UNSW Identity Manager page and click the "New to UNSW? Start Here" button. Students commencing their studies should enter program code 9370 under "New Applicants/Students".

Student email

Communication with Pharmaceutical Medicine students throughout the year is made via email. You are expected to check your student emails on a regular basis.
Student emails can be accessed online via the UNSW Cloud Email page.

Students may wish to have their emails forwarded to a regularly monitored address. Information about email forwarding may be found at the Cloud Email forwarding info page.


Pharmaceutical Medicine students are expected to check the UNSW online learning platform, Moodle, on a regular basis during term. Major communications to students relating directly to courses will be made through Moodle.
Click here to access Moodle.

Key dates for Term 2, 2019 

  • Enrolment deadline: Sunday 9 June 2019
  • Census date (last day to discontinue Semester 1 courses without academic penalty and financial liability): Sunday 30 June 2019
  • Teaching period: 3 June to 12 August 2019
  • Webinar Times for Term 2, 2019: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Sydney). Please see table below for days of webinar for each course.


Health Technology Assessment in Australia


Medical Affairs

Monday evenings, from 3 June 2019

Wednesday evenings, from 5 June 2019

More key dates for UNSW can be found here:

Courses offered

Term 1, 2019

Term 2, 2019

Term 3, 2019

Pharmaceutical Medicine Internship

PHAR9124 Pharmaceutical Medicine Internship is available in all terms. You MUST contact the Program Authority before enrolment. 

Program transfer

Students who wish to graduate with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate must complete parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Application For Postgraduate Internal Program Transfer Form.
The form should be completed only when you are eligible for graduation.  Please submit the form electronically to the Pharmaceutical Medicine Unit for approval by the Program Authority and further processing.
For application deadlines, please click here. For more information, please see the UNSW Current Students - Postgraduate Program Transfer page.

Program leave

Students wishing to take time off from their studies temporarily (i.e. intending to return to complete their studies at a later date) must apply for Program Leave through myUNSW. This notifies UNSW officially that you will be returning to your studies at a later date. If you do not apply for Program Leave, your enrolment will lapse.

Students are able to take Program Leave for no more than three terms in total during their program.

Information about how to apply for Program Leave may be found here:


Fees are paid per course. Fees for 2019 are listed below:
AUD$3,420 per course
AUD$27,360 total cost of program

International students
AUD$3,810 per course
AUD$30,480 total cost of program

Please note that fees will vary on a year-to-year basis. Total program costs are calculated based on a full time load (i.e. completion of the Master of Pharmaceutical Medicine within one year).

For further information about fees and payment, please see the Student Financials page or contact Student Financials directly via email: fees@unsw.edu.au.

Non-award Enrolment

The Pharmaceutical Medicine program accepts non-award enrolments for all courses except PHAR9124.
Applications for non-award enrolments can be made on the form available here

Useful Links

Please contact us if there is any other information you would like added to this page.
Last updated Wednesday 24 April 2019