Master Pharmacy

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR460 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR460 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • French ( Find a course )
| Genève, 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.



The programme is composed of theoretical and practical courses that address every facet of prescription drugs: their discovery, design and development, as well as clinical, hospital-related and community aspects.

Students conduct an individual research project in an academic, professional or hospital laboratory. The programme also includes various practical internships in pharmacy or hospital settings.

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree.

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

Start dates and application deadlines

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    Apply until:
  • ( International

    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

  • ( EEA

    Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area)


Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR460 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR460 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • Required courses and electives (30 Credits): Drug discovery and design; drug development; drugs and illness, etc.
  • Individual research project (30 Credits)
  • Apprenticeship year (60 Credits): 12 weeks of required courses, 20 weeks of mandatory apprenticeship at a pharmacy and 10weeks 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.


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

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