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Extra occupational study.
Lectures in English.
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Pharmaceutical Medicine M.Sc.
The MSc study course Pharmaceutical Medicine comprises four semesters and is non-consecutive, i.e. it is not based on a specific bachelor course. The study programme with emphasis on research is focussed on theoretical courses and current projects imparting a profound knowledge in various aspects of pharmaceutical medicine. By conducting own research projects students are to develop professional skills in the pharmaceutical sciences which are mainly applicable in the pharmaceutical or pharmacy-related industry and pharmaceutical research institutions.
Highly skilled, experienced professionals in various disciplines are essential to accelerate the discovery and development of more effective and safer medicines for patients. As a postgraduate interested in the process of discovery, development, regulation and marketing of medicines this study course provides you with the opportunities to widen your horizon and to drive your career in this field.
You will learn about the day-to-day practice in the field of the pharmaceutical value chain as to promote interdisciplinary knowledge. Additionally focus will be set on the flow of information between the different phases of the drug development process and to develop better understanding in the complex international tasks and competencies in the pharmaceutical industry.
For each study unit the participant has an one-month preparation time based on given literature which is discussed during the block seminars. During the seminar the participants will meet up to our senior experts to talk, discuss and demonstrate their knowledge on a scientific basis.
The study course covers two years and is divided into 12 modules with 19 study units taught in block seminars on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Each study unit concludes with an examination. After 19 study units, a time period for thesis preparation and oral examination follows.
Module Guide and Study Schedule:
|01||General Introduction to the Health System and the Pharmaceutical Industry||nn|
|02||Working in a Complex Organization||nn|
|05||International Health Systems and Market Access||nn|
|06||Drug Discovery and Development||nn|
|07||Biopharmaceuticals and -technology||nn|
|09||Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics||nn|
|11||Strategies and Managing Clinical Trials||nn|
|12||Ethical and Legal Issues n Drug Development||nn|
|13||Clinical Systems and Data Management||nn|
|18||Marketing and Sales||nn|
|19||Pharmaceutical Related Case Studies||nn|
In addition we offer in-house seminars adapted to your specific needs. If you are interested in an in-house training please feel free to contact us for further details.
Prospects for graduates
Pharmaceutical science graduates can find employment in research facilities, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and universities.
The high level of experts in the group of lecturers and students offers a great possibility for networking and promotes an easier job entry or a career advancement.
Application and Fees
Applicants should have a degree in one of the following areas with at least 240 ECTS:
as well as one year's professional experience.
How much does it cost to participate in the MSc study course?
Study Course Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmaceutical Medicine: € 14.850,-- ( € 7.425,-- per year)
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Medicine (15 study units): € 12.000,-- (€ 4.000,-- per semester)
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Medicine (10 study units + final assignment): € 9.000,-- (€ 4.500,-- per semester)
Single study unit: € 900,--
Processing Fee of € 125,-- for applications
The application must contain the following documents additionally to the application form:
completed application form with a passport sized photograph
typed curriculum vitae, not exeeding 3 sides and emphasis should be placed on your employment history
certificates of additional qualifications
proof/certificate of employment
a typed rational on why you want to study here and your career plans
Interested persons can apply in writing at the:
Examination board “MSc of Pharmaceutical Medicine“
c/o Ruhr Campus Academy (RCA) gGmbH
Frau Vanessa Foschepoth
or by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application documents assessed by the Scientific Course Committee (SCC) as promising will lead to an invitation for interviews.
The interviewers will be lecturers from the study course. Naturally the interview will be – at least partly – in English.
For the interview we would like you to tell us about your work and study experiences, insights, career objectives and aims. There are no specific requirements for the interview; it is a chance for you to talk about yourself, for you to meet us and also a chance for you to see what the University of Duisburg-Essen offers.
Ruhr Campus Academy (RCA) gGmbH
(Further education at the University Duisburg-Essen)
Vanessa Foschepoth (Certified Business Administrator)
You geht more Information about the Master-Course Pharmaceutical Medicine on the Website.