Life / Single cycle Master's degree programme
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology

General information for the a.y. 2021-2022

Disciplinary areaLife
Duration 5 years - 300 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list Avviso di assegnazione dei posti vacanti per il corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo unico di Chimica e Tecnologia Farmaceutiche A.A. 2021/2022
Graduatoria di ammissione al corso di Laurea in Chimica e Tecnologia Farmaceutiche e Farmacia e successivi scorrimenti II edizione A.A. 2021-2022
Bando di ammissione ai Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico in FARMACIA e CHIMICA E TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICHE - (classe LM-13). ANNO ACCADEMICO 2021/2022 II EDIZIONE
Corsi di laurea in Farmacia e Chimica e Tecnologia Farmaceutiche a.a 2021/22: procedura per l’iscrizione al test d’ingresso (TOLC-F)


Do you think science subjects are fascinating? Would you like to deepen and apply your knowledge of biology and chemistry to the world of pharmaceuticals and health products? Would you like to be a scientist in a laboratory dedicated to the design, development, production and control of drugs? The single-cycle Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology offers you these opportunities. Through a well-structured activity plan that focuses on the needs of the pharmaceutical and health products industry, the programme provides skills and know-how in the field of production, quality control and distribution of pharmaceuticals, foods, cosmetics and biomedical products. The wide training activities allow graduates to access both the Orders of Pharmacists and Chemists. One year after graduation, the employment rate reaches 91.4%, and 76.9% of graduates consider the professional training acquired in the degree programme to be very adequate (AlmaLaurea 2020 survey).

Course content

The single-cycle Master's degree programme in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology focuses mainly on chemical, pharmaceutical, biological, technological and regulatory disciplines. The teaching programme is therefore initially aimed at providing a solid knowledge of basic subjects (Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy...) and then focuses on professional subjects (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Technology...). The programme strength is the opportunity to test the theoretical knowledge acquired through exercises in the teaching laboratories (also single-seat workshops). During the fifth year, students undertake an internship of at least six months in a partner pharmacy. During the same year, they can focus on their degree thesis; this experience can be carried out in a university research laboratory at home or abroad (Erasmus programme in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, France, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic) or in Italian or foreign companies.

Career options

At the end of the 5-year training programme, graduates in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology are skilled to work electively in the pharmaceutical and health products industry. In particular, the master's degree prepares students for the following professional activities: expert in drug research and development in the industry, in public and private research centres, in universities; expert in the production of raw materials and finished pharmaceutical forms; expert in quality control of drugs, food, health products. Other areas of interest for master's graduates in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology are patenting and registration of drugs, marketing and workshop management for the production of galenics and cosmetics. Once the qualification has been obtained, graduates may work as chemists or pharmacists.

After the degree

Single-cycle Master's Degree

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Course Director
prof. Fabio Prati
dott.ssa Silvia Franchini

The course is managed by the Department of Life Sciences