Uppsala University

Pharmaceutical Modelling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The Master Programme in Pharmaceutical Modelling at Uppsala University will provide you with knowledge to design new drug molecules with optimal affinity for pharmacological targets, to understand and control how drugs are absorbed, distributed and eliminated from the human body, to design and interpret clinical drug trials, and to optimally use drugs in the population.

About

 A special focus is placed on the practical application of modelling techniques, and on the communication of modelling results outside and within the own discipline. 

The Master Programme in Pharmaceutical Modelling at Uppsala University provides competences and skills needed for a career in modelling in the pharmaceutical industry, biotech companies, in government agencies or for further PhD studies.

Theory and practice are interwoven into the courses, and instruction takes place in the form of lectures, computer exercises, seminars and projects. The lecturers are active researchers in their respective field, and teaching subjects will cover research topics of current importance.

Career

Rapid developments in the fields of drug discovery, development and usage, with increasing amounts of data and increasing costs is leading to the implementation of diverse modelling approaches to analyse complex datasets, optimise workflows, and understand the complex and dynamic effects of pharmaceutical drugs. 

Competence within the various disciplines of pharmaceutical modelling is therefore expected to be increasingly valuable in industrial, governmental and academic settings alike.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Drug Discovery and Development 
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Introduction to Programming in Python and R for Biosciences 
  • Preclinical and Clinical Data Analysis in Predictive Drug Discovery/Development 
Semester 2
  • Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics 
  • Computational Medicinal Chemistry 
  • Advanced Molecular Modelling applied to Drug Discovery 
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 
Semester 3
  • Health Economic Evaluations 
  • Models for Biological Systems 
  • Elective courses 
Semester 4
  • Degree Project/Thesis 
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. 

Also required is 90 credits in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, or a similar field of study.

Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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NON-EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

6573 - 6670 SEK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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