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International Medical University undergraduate study leading to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) from the University of Otago

This course is available

via Global pathways

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


2 years at IMU + 2 years at Otago

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Study options
Students who successfully complete the required undergraduate papers at International Medical University may be enrolled in the University of Otago’s Bachelor of Pharmacy. Students can then graduate with a Bachelor of Pharmacy after two years of successful full-time study with Otago (2 years + 2 years). There are 12 places for IMU students.

Become a pharmacist at New Zealand’s most innovative School of Pharmacy. Our full-scope curriculum will teach you how to assess prescriptions and recommend better options, give life-saving vaccines, and be a trusted adviser for other healthcare professionals. You’ll get hands-on time in our Virtual Professional Practice Laboratory and real-life experience at our pharmacy clinic – the only university pharmacy clinic in New Zealand and Australia.

New Zealand Qualification
The University of Otago Bachelor of Pharmacy is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and is recognised as an approved qualification by the Malaysian Pharmacy Board and Singapore Pharmacy Council.

The Otago BPharm, the oldest university pharmacy degree in New Zealand, opens opportunities to practise as a pharmacist in various professional settings. It is a broad-based university programme in the physical, biological, social and health sciences.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have successfully completed the required undergraduate papers at IMU and must meet the University of Otago's English entry requirements. For further details, please visit the University of Otago website.

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