Drug Sciences Abschluss: Master
The Master of Science Drug Sciences provides theoretical and practical skills in the field of the discovery, development and safety aspects of drugs. This Master program is focused on a future career in industrial or academic research, product development or in a regulatory agency.
Focal area of teaching and research
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and its associates offer a comprehensive Master course for students with a Bachelor degree in pharmaceutical sciences. This course provides basic knowledge focusing on pharmacology and toxicology as well as on the drug discovery and development process. The curriculum was developed by a collaboration of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Basel in close collaboration with scientists from the Department Biomedicine, the Basel-based life science industry, the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology and regulatory authorities.
The Master of Science degree requires a successfully completed Bachelor’s program. The MSc Drug Sciences awards 120 ECTS credits in total. The course comprises lectures, seminars, a practical training, as well as a ten months supervised Master’s thesis work. Elective courses complement the program in order to promote individual skills. One ECTS credit point roughly equals 30 hours of studying.
|Master of Science (120 KP)|
Combination of subjects
The degree programs at the Faculty of Science are generally mono-courses with the possible addition of an in-depth subject and an elective subject. The Master’s degree program Drug Sciences does include an elective subject; however, no other subjects are required.
With the qualification of the MSc Drug Sciences, and potentially a subsequent doctorate, you acquire an excellent foundation for a position in industrial or academic research, product development or in a regulatory agency.