Pharmacy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • French
University of Geneva ,
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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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.

Programme Structure

  • 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)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • A Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Science from UNIGE or an equivalent degree.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 460 International
  • EUR 460 EU/EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester


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