M.Sc. Pharmacy

  • On Campus
  • 20 months
  • EUR700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • French (Find a course)
Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
The Master in Pharmacy is designed to prepare students with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science for a variety of careers and specialisations in pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industry, academia, clinical chemistry, the public sector and humanitarian organisations, etc. Students who successfully complete the programme are eligible to sit the exam for the Swiss federal pharmacy diploma.

Description of Pharmacy


First-year courses focus on drugs and consist of three teaching modules (drug discovery and design; drug development; drugs and illness). Students also complete an individual research project. The second year is devoted to community pharmacy and includes five teaching modules (knowledge of drugs; the health-care system; communication, law and economics; public health and pharmaceutical triage; pharmaceutical follow-up; pharmaceutical preparations) and a 30-week apprenticeship.

Career opportunities

A Master in Pharmacy leads to a number of opportunities in areas such as:

  • Community pharmacy (pharmacist)
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Industry (especially research and regulations)
  • Academia (research, teaching)
  • Administration (e.g. public health, professional corporations)
  • Clinical chemistry, medical analysis laboratories
  • Humanitarian organisations.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)

500 CHF / semester

During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.

Start date September  2016 Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS

2 years: 4 semesters ( max. 6semesters)

Duration full-time 20 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Master in Pharmacy

  • Required courses and electives, 30 credits

E.g. Drug discovery and design; drug development; drugs and illness

  • Individual research project, 30 credits
  • Apprenticeship year, 60 credits

12 weeks of required courses, 20 weeks of mandatory apprenticeship at a pharmacy and 10 weeks of voluntary apprenticeship (at a pharmacy or hospital pharmacy)

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the French language. Find French courses on Language Learning Portal.

Requirements for Pharmacy

Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Science from UNIGE or an equivalent degree.

Work Experience for Pharmacy

No work experience is required.

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