Programs Offered

DURATION OF STUDIES

2 years (4 semesters)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

French

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

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.

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 (6 weeks)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.

MOBILITY

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.

www.unige.ch/exchange

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, 2020

www.unige.ch/sciences/Masters/Bourses

PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS

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.

UNIVERSITY TAXES

500 CHF / semester (~430 €, ~530 $US)
Rate of the day

REGISTRATION

Deadline: 30 April 2020 (28 February 2020 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

CONTACTS

All programs are subject to changes. Please consult the program regulations.