Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • German
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Graduate education leading to the Master degree and, if desired, to the Swiss Federal Diploma for Pharmacists provides specialized pharmaceutical training that integrates important aspects of drug discovery, drug development, and the clinical application of drugs for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.
The 2nd year programme is dedicated to problem- and task-oriented learning in practice. It has been designed by experts from community and hospital pharmacies. The overall concept of this 2nd year programme is nationally coordinated and has been adopted by all pharmacy schools in Switzerland.

Programme Structure

  • The Swiss Federal Diploma for Pharmacists is subject to federal legislation for medical professions. The Swiss Diploma entitles the graduates to professional registration as a pharmacist in Switzerland. It is acquired through successful participation in the Swiss Federal Examination in Pharmacy. Graduates may be the responsible pharmacist in a community pharmacy or a hospital pharmacy, work in the pharmaceutical industry in a leading position or as Qualified Person, or ensure safe drug use through work in governmental agencies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

  • The equivalent of an ETH Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 536 International
  • EUR 536 EU/EEA
Tuition 580 CHF + student fees CHF 64 per semester. ETH Zurich offers a number of scholarships for outstanding students within the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme and the Master Scholarship Programme.


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