Bachelor Degree (Doctor of Pharmacy) Thai Program Only

At present, pharmacy curriculum at the international level has globally transitioned from a 5-year curriculum to a 6-year curriculum. The main reason for this change is to adapt the curriculum to meet new challenges including the exponential growth of pharmaceutical knowledge and increasing demand for new sets of skill expected from a pharmacist by the ever-changing healthcare system. As a result, starting in the year 2009, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University has changed the previous 5-year curriculum to a new 6-year curriculum with a total credit of no less than 220 credits and total practice hours of no less than 2,000 hours in accordance with the proclamation by the Pharmacy Council of Thailand. The structure of the curriculum comprises of 2 segments. In the first segment, which is from 1st to 4th year, the curriculum provides basic knowledge and basic skills for general pharmacy practice. In the second segment, which is from 5th to 6th year, the curriculum is subdivided into two tracks including patient oriented and product oriented tracks. Students may choose to study in a track according to his or her interest. For the 6th year, students will gain hands-on experience in his/her track of interest through a year round internship. This is to ensure the development of practice skills of students.

Through this new curriculum, graduates will be well equipped with basic knowledge and skills along with advanced knowledge and experience in his/her area of interest. Graduates from both tracks may therefore become an instrumental force in the development of pharmacy profession and pharmaceutical science of Thailand.

“ Administering education that focuses on learners’ achievements by means of a learning-centered approach for self-development of knowledge, abilities, and new skills in pharmacy profession with experiential practice and life-long learning. ”
Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University Education Philosophy

Academic System

Academic system is credit system with two semesters in an academic year conformed to Mahidol University’s regulation for pre-bachelor and bachelor degree education. Students must be enrolled as full-time student in accordance with the 2005 National Standard Criteria for the undergraduate program set by the Ministry of Education.

Objectives of the Program

To provide pharmacy education both at the basic and professional levels which enable students to possess knowledge and ability for the conduct of pharmacy profession. Upon completing the program, graduates must have qualifications as followed:

  1. Possess knowledge regarding substances or materials that are used as drugs in all pharmacy aspects including sources, their chemistry and their actions which enables graduate to conduct pharmacy practice that meets local and international standards.
  2. Possess skills in drug formulation, manufacturing of drugs, medicinal plants and other health products, quality control and assurance of these products in compliant to international standards.
  3. Possess ability to provide pharmaceutical care ranging from basic patient assessment, identification of drug-related problems, resolution of drug-related problems, determination of patient care plan related to drugs, provision of patient counseling and planning of drug system. All of which are to promote effective, safe and self-sufficient use of drugs.
  4. Possess ability to communicate and provide drug information and information of other related health products to an individual patient and healthcare professions in an accurate, updated and trustworthy manner.
  5. Possess ability in self-learning, information search, analytical thinking, integration and application of pharmacy knowledge as the basis for higher learning in the future.
  6. Possess knowledge and ability to promote healthy lifestyle and disease prevention in a community.
  7. Possess morality and ethics and practice based on the code of pharmacy profession.

Admission criteria

The applicants must hold high school diploma or equivalence and meet both general and specific requirements for the university admission system set by Commission on Higher Education and/or direct admission system of Mahidol University including any special admission program under the approval of the Mahidol University’s Senate. Applicants may choose to apply through 3 options below. 

I. Standard admission
Students must take and pass the standard university entrance examination administered by the Ministry of University Affairs. The Faculty of Pharmacy accepts the majority of students through this option. 

II. Quota admission
Students from the following provinces/school who passed the examinations administered by the Mahidol University and meet other requirements may be admitted into the program. 

  • Kanchanaburi, Nakorn Pathom , Ratchaburi and Suphanburi
  • Nakornsawan, Uthaithanee, Chaiyanat, Pijit, Kumpaengpetch, and Petchaboon
  • Amnartcharoen, Mookdaharn, Roi Ed and Yasothorn
  • Mahidol Wittayanusorn School
III. Special admission
The Faculty of Pharmacy also administers its own examination and recruitment process under the special admission program. Students who successfully pass the examinations and meet all other requirements may be admitted into the program. 
  • Individuals with special talent in sport, art and science
  • Descendants of community pharmacy drug stores
  • Pharmacy profession development program
Please note that a number of available positions for each option can vary from year to year, as a result, please contact the Faculty to gain updated information for each academic year. 

Location of Study

1st Academic Year :
Salaya Campus, Mahidol University

1st Semester of 2nd  Academic Year :
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

From 2nd Semester of 2nd Academic Year through the End of the Program:
Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University

For Internship :
Hospitals, public health offices, pharmaceutical plants, community drugstores, Food and Drug Administration & other facilities through networks of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University

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