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

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

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 Bando di ammissione al Corso di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico in CHIMICA E TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICHE - (classe LM-13). ANNO ACCADEMICO 2022/2023


Are you fascinated by science subjects? 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. Even in the year of the pandemic, the employment rate one year after graduation remained high (close to 75%) and, considering the average of the last three years, the value is well over 80%. The effectiveness of the Degree is more than satisfactory; in fact, only 6% of graduates consider the Degree in the work carried out to be ineffective (Almalaurea 2021 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, Czech Republic, Belgium, Ireland, and Austria) 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.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Barbara Ruozi
dott.ssa Silvia Franchini

The course is managed by the Department of Life Sciences