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MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences
If you have a pharmaceutical bachelor degree or a bachelor degree in pharmacy, chemistry, or a related field such as biomedical sciences or biology with pharmaceutical elements, this two-year Master's degree program will enhance your career in the exciting world of the drug development life cycle! We cover all drug-related elements, from basic target discovery to molecular drug design, from analysis of drugs and biomarkers to pharmacological design of applications, from toxicology and biopharmacy to clinical pharmacoepidemiology, post marketing surveillance, policy and business.
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previous education - Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, or related research fields focusing (e.g. Molecular Biology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences) on knowledge and skills at the interface of molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences).
other admission requirements - Before you apply make sure to visit 'MSc Application Procedure' at admission for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.
additional subject - The Admissions Office will advise the Admissions Board on your application, after which the board will decide if you meet the admission requirements in terms of general level of previous education and specific background knowledge.
language test - A sufficient proficiency in English is an admission requirement for all English taught master's degree programs. You will need to submit proof of your proficiency in English as part of the application process.
For the MSc Pharmacy and the MSc Science Education and Communication, see below.
Test scores cannot be older than two years from the moment you submit your application in Studielink and it is not allowed to combine multiple tests.
previous education - Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, or related research fields (e.g. Molecular Biology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences) focusing on knowledge and skills at the interface of molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences. Laboratory experience and proof of academic scientific writing skills (such as thesis or research report) are required. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master program for which you applied.
other admission requirements - Before you apply make sure to visit 'MSc Application Procedure' at for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Academic Skills
- Drug Development
- Master modules / Track specific modules
- Research Project 1
- Research Project 2
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- Tuition fees for EU/EEA Students: € 2,209 per year
- Tuition fees for Non-EU/EEA Students: € 18,850 per year
Credits - 120 ECTS
MSc in Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences
Researcher (usually as a PhD) in a variety of organizations:
- Academic and general hospitals
- Pharmaceutical, biomedical and food industries
Positions linking medical pharmaceutical sciences to a business or policy strategy in:
- Governmental and semi-governmental institutions such as the Medicines Evaluation Board, EMA or the Ministry of Health and Welfare
- Societal and patient organizations, and the Life Cooperative
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University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...
Why study at University of Groningen
We're a Top 100 University
Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.
Our groundbreaking research
As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.
400 years of reputation
The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.
Vibrant Student Life
While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.
The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.
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