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The Masters of Pharmacy (online)
The two streams within this qualification provide the competencies required for the preparation of pharmacoeconomists, clinical pharmacists and drug utilization pharmacists. The purpose of the M.Pharm is to produce competent professionals who can practice in the area of pharmacoeconomic evaluations, clinical pharmacy services and drug utilization reviews. Graduates from this programme will have economic, statistical, rational drug use and research methodology as well as scientific literature evaluation perspective on the application of the science of pharmacoeconomics and pharmacy practice.

Brochure_Pharmacy and Pharmacology - Online Masters (1)
Masters in Health Sciences

The Master of Health Sciences programme is an online programme, and is aimed at current health professionals and those with a relevant undergraduate degree wishing to pursue postgraduate study in health sciences majors. This degree is for students who want to advance a career in the field of health care, particularly as researchers, academics or even senior health policy executives. This programme will allow students to learn more about health sciences and organization of a research enquiry. This Masters program is a structured programme that can be individually tailored to ensure that all students gain maximum benefit from their study by aligning career aspirations with study options. Students will be able to undertake a major stream of study within the Masters program, giving them opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills, while also developing more generic research, project and management skills.

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Masters in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacoeconomics)

The Coursework Masters in Pharmacy has two streams. The first concerns Pharmacoeconomics. Economic evaluations of new pharmaceutical products are of increasing importance to countries. Pharmacists who need to involve themselves in pharmaco-economic evaluations need to consider whether traditional randomized clinical trials provide the most appropriate setting for an economic evaluation, to the more technical question of how to handle cost-effectiveness ratio data, including the issue of the most appropriate inferential apparatus - hypothesis testing, confidence intervals or Bayesian methods. The second stream is Pharmacy Practice. Before relying on a published study, pharmacists should ensure that it meets criteria related to a valid study. A sound study can be used to support decisions in such diverse areas as individual patient treatment, formulary management, drug-use guideline development, disease management initiatives, and pharmaceutical service evaluation.

The application form for Postgraduate admission in 2014 (for both Local and International students) is now available.  Please note that the application fees are now R175 for local students and R400 for international students.

Please provide a 1 page motivation for your application that includes the stream of study (either Health Sciences, Pharmacy Practice or Pharmacoeconomics), as well as the research question for your proposed dissertation.

MPharm Handbook info


NB: Submit complete application form, CV, academic transcripts, one page motivation with proof of payment of relevant fees, to  

Applicants must ensure all required documents are attached to their application.
Note for prior qualifications earned outside of South Africa applicants should ensure they have South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) qualification evaluation (

Applications for 2014 will commence on the 02 May 2013 and close on 30 September 2013 at 8 pm, South African Time.

Applications will be screened and successful applicants will be informed in October regarding their status. 



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