Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies

University of Padua
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
01 October 2023

About this program

Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies

The Master’s degree provides students with a comprehensive scientific knowledge inspired by excellent pharmaceutical research and health biotechnologies. The Program explores traditional and forefront disciplines with a specific attention in the design, production and characterisation of innovative drugs, such as biologics and drugs employed in targeted therapies.

Admission requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Biotechnologies or related subjects is required, or proven skills in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Human Anatomy, Histology, Genetics, General, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Industrial and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Applied Pharmaceutical Technology

Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA

Language requirements

English - B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent certificate

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1st Year:

Advanced Reactivity and Modelling; Advanced Molecular Biology; Molecular and Experimental Pharmacology; Structural Biochemistry; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Drug Discovery and Development; Protein Engineering; Proteomics and Biochemical Methodologies; Start-up Ideas in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies

2nd Year:

Biologics and Biopharmaceuticals; Delivery and Formulation of Biotechnological Drugs; Diagnostic Microbiology and Molecular Immunology; Internship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition Fees: €2,626 per year


Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies

Credits: 120 ECTS

Career paths

Graduates work mainly as expert technicians and researchers in Academia and in medical, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, cosmetic and nutraceutical industries.

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The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...

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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.

Contact info

University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua

Phone no: +390498273131

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