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Industrial Pharmacy
Master of Science

Short description

Short description

The Master of Industrial Pharmacy is a world-leading program of study in all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences in an industrial environment. Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the course utilizes a range of perspectives from
diverse fields and integrates them with industry experiences, case studies, real-world projects and self-directed study, equipping graduates with an understanding of the state-of-the-art concepts, basic and advanced scientific technologies to transform re-search into industrial practice. Work experience/industry practice is an important component of the course.

Entry/Admission requirements

Bachelor in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, final grade: 2.5, IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL (80)

Local admission restrictions apply for students applying to start their studies in the first semester. Students applying to continue their studies at a higher semester can apply without local admission restrictions.

Programme content

The course prepares students to participate in a variety of emerging careers in pharma-ceutical industry and related areas. This course provides an additional level of expertise, targeting professionals who have the desire to ultimately lead teams and organizations at the chief scientific or chief ex-ecutive level. Compulsory Modules: Pharmaceutical development, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Managment, Drug regulatory affairs. Optional-compulsory: Drug Discovery, Drug synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Biopharmacy, Statistics. Elective: Regulatory Framework, Process and Plant design, Medical Devices, Stability testing, Design and supply of clinical studies, Project Managment, Intellectual Properties, International Pharma business. Due to the complexity of the Industrial Pharmacy Master's program, it is desirable to complete the first three semesters at the HHU. After approval, a Master's thesis may also be prepared abroad, e.g. in a pharmaceutical company.

Programme structure

see example timetables in the handbook of modules

Programme objectives/Career prospects

Graduates may be employed for drug discovery, pharmaceutical development, production, quality control, quality assurance and man-agement, regulatory affairs, plant and equipment managers in both pharmaceutical and chemical industry and equipment manufacturers.

The master program prepares students to participate in a variety of emerging careers in pharmaceutical industry and related areas. Graduates may be employed for drug discovery, development, production, quality control, quality assurance and management, regulatory affairs, and equipment managers in both pharmaceutical industry and its suppliers.

Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
4 semesters
Language of instruction:
Application procedure:
Local admission restrictions - HHU
Closing date for applications:
bis 15. Juli
Closing date for enrolment:
As stated in letter of acceptance
Closing date for re-registration:
15/01/2023 - 15/02/2023
Study programme contact:

Sebastian Pohl


Phone: +49 211 81-15693

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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