DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
A Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Science from UNIGE or an equivalent degree.
THE MASTER IN PHARMACY
The aim of the Master's in Pharmacy is to provide students with Bachelor's degrees in pharmaceutical science with the knowledge necessary for a career in pharmacy in a range of different areas and specialisations (retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, industry, academia, clinical chemistry, administration, humanitarian organisations, etc.) Upon completing the Master's programme, the majority of graduates also sit the Swiss federal pharmacy examination.
The programme is composed of theoretical and practical training in every area of medication: discovery, conception, development, and the clinical, hospital and community aspects.
Students conduct individual research projects in academic, industrial or hospital laboratories. The course is supplemented with a number of practical internships in retail pharmacies and at the hospital.
To the attention of prospective students: please note that the Master of Pharmacy curriculum is currently being adapted and that a new study plan will come into effect at the start of the academic year in September 2021. Students starting their studies on that date will be subject to this new study programme.
4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
First year (60 credits)
- Theoretical and practical classes and lectures
Second year (60 credits)
- Individual research project (20 weeks)
- Assistantship in a retail pharmacy (20 weeks)
- Chosen internships (5 weeks)
LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.
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.
This Master leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:
- Community pharmacy (pharmacist)
- Hospital pharmacy
- Industry (research, development, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, medical affairs, pharmacovigilance)
- Academia (research, teaching)
- Administration (public health, professional corporations, etc.)
- Clinical chemistry, medical analysis laboratories
- Humanitarian organisations.
500 CHF / semester (~480 €, ~550 $US)
Rate of the day
Deadline: 30 April 2021 (28 February 2021 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
EXCELLENCE MASTER FELLOWSHIPS
The Faculty of Science, with the support of external partners, has established an Excellence Fellowship program open to outstanding and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the disciplines covered by the Faculty. Candidate selection is based on excellence.
Deadline for applications : March 15, 2022