Research course (will run subject to approval)

Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, or related research fields focusing on knowledge and skills at the interface of molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences).This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

Months of entry


Course content

How does a disease develop in a patient or model system? Which substances can influence this process? How is effective medication designed? Can you cure diseases with embryonic stem cells?

You study the causes and pathophysiology of diseases and intervention with drugs. The programme is interdisciplinary covering the whole range of drug development disciplines from basic drug target discovery and molecular modeling of new entities and molecular targets,to pharmacoepidemiology and post marketing surveillance.

The main feature of the programme are research projects in which you will learn about conducting research by actually doing it. You will independently perform experiments and go through the whole process of conducting science developing skills such as studying scientific literature, formulating hypotheses, designing and performing experiments, and presenting your results. The programme therefore is a good preparation for a PhD programme or for independent practice of science in a future job.

You can either choose to design your programme tailored to your individual research interest or choose a specialisation. Available specialisations:Toxicology and Drug Disposition, with which you focus on adverse drug reactions and toxicokinetics of drugs, or Pharmacoepidemiology which studies the use of and the effects of drugs in populations.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
€13,600 (non-EU/EEA students)

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Science Masters