Master of Pharmacy
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Master of Pharmacy

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Pharmacy is an interdisciplinary science concerned with the effects, development and production of medicines. It includes a great deal theoretical and practical knowledge from the fields of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Medicine.

The focus of your Pharmacy studies will be the application of drugs to patients and the analysis of human diseases. Some of the main subjects include Human Biology, Biochemistry, Drug Theory and Organic Chemistry.

In order to adapt your study to your interests you can specialize in a specific area of Pharmacy. Some of your possibilities include:

  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biology
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Technology

Admission requirements for a Masters in Pharmacy

Before you can start with your Masters you will be expected to present a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy or Natural/Health Sciences. In addition, some universities might require a practical internship or preparation for a variety of selection procedures. Make sure you are aware of the admission criteria of your specific institution. 

Job prospects

After a period of four semesters you will typically complete your studies with the academic title “Master of Science”. You will have the opportunity to follow the classic career path and work as a pharmacist or look for a career in the pharmaceutical industry where you can take part in the research, manufacturing and quality assurance of medicines.  

Overview of Masters programmes in Pharmacy:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Medical chemistry   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology     IMC Fachhochschule Krems
comprehensive profile   International Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics and Market Strategies for Healthcare Products     Hochschule Fresenius
comprehensive profile   Bioanalytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis     Hochschule Fresenius
  Systems Pharmacology   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Drug and Target Discovery   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Drug Discovery and Safety   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Chemistry   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Farmacie   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Industrial Pharmacy   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Pharmacology     Aston University
  Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Hospital/Community)     Robert Gordon University
  Quality by Design for the Pharmaceutical Industry     De Montfort University
  Pharmacology and Drug Discovery     Coventry University London
  Clinical Pharmacy     Liverpool John Moores University
  Drug Discovery and Protein Biotechnology (Online Distance Learning)     University of Edinburgh
  Organic Chemistry: Drug Discovery     University College London
  Pharmaceutical Manufacture and Quality Control     Liverpool John Moores University
  Pharmaceutical Analysis     Sheffield Hallam University
  Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Formulations     The University of Sunderland
  Pharmacy (Pharmacology and Physiology)     University of Kent
  Pharmacy Practice     University of Strathclyde
  Clinical Pharmacology     University of Aberdeen
  Cancer Pharmacology     University of Bradford
  Pharmacology     Keele University
  Community Pharmacy Public Health Services     University of Manchester
  Pharmacology and Biotechnology     Sheffield Hallam University
  Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies     University of the West of Scotland
  Oncology/ Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry     Newcastle University
  Cancer Drug Discovery     University of Bradford
  Medicines Management     The University of Sunderland
  Pharmaceutical Science     Edinburgh Napier University
  Translational Medicine     University of Manchester
  ...     ...
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