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Life / Single cycle Master's degree programme

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaLife
Duration 5 years - 300 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for applicationExtract of the Call for applications to Bachelor's degree Programmes with limited access in: Pharmacy (class LM-13) A.A. 2024-2025
Bando di ammissione al Corso di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico in FARMACIA - (classe LM-13). ANNO ACCADEMICO 2024/2025
Procedura di ammissione ad anni successivi al primo per i corsi di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico in Farmacia e Chimica e Tecnologia Farmaceutiche A.A. 2024-2025

The course is managed by the Department of Life Sciences


Are you interested in a profession that specifically deals with the problems of health and well-being of the person? Would you like to have a training in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, dietetics, food and herbal medicine to serve the citizens? The single-cycle Master's Degree in Pharmacy could help you fulfil these aspirations. This degree programme aims to train experts in drugs and health products (cosmetics, dietetic and nutritional products, herbal medicines, medical-surgical aids, healthcare products). These skills open up a range of job opportunities. Graduates in Pharmacy find employment mainly as pharmacists in pharmacies open to the public, public or private, or after specialisation in hospital pharmacy at hospital and territorial facilities of local health authorities. With a solid background in pharmacology, chemistry, pharmaceutical technology and regulations, graduates in Pharmacy work actively with doctors and healthcare facilities in guiding patients to use drugs correctly. Graduates in Pharmacy can also apply their skills in the field of health information and education or in the production and trade of medicines and health products. Graduates in Pharmacy find employment within approximately one year after graduation (83.3%, AlmaLaurea 2022 data). Graduates in Pharmacy, one year after graduation consider the acquired degree to be very effective/effective for their work (95%, AlmaLaurea 2022 data), and are overall satisfied with the degree programme in the Department of Life Sciences (8.2 AlmaLaurea 2022 data).

Programme contents

The single-cycle Master's Degree Course in Pharmacy provides lectures both in basic subjects (physics, chemistry, biology, medicine) and in subjects that are distinctive of the future profession of pharmacist, such as pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, toxicology, the preparation of galenic medicines, the study of laws related to the distribution of medicines, as well as professional and ethical responsibilities. Classroom lectures are integrated with practical workshops and seminars carried out in collaboration with the world of work. The fifth year includes a compulsory internship (evaluative practical internship of at least six months in an affiliated pharmacy) and the preparation of the thesis. The Degree Programme also gives students the opportunity to carry out internships in various European universities (Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Hungary, Czech Republic and Greece).

Job opportunities

At the end of the university programme, students are qualified as pharmacists, i.e. they become professionals in the health area who, within the scope of their multidisciplinary scientific and technological skills (chemical, biological, biochemical and biomedical, pharmaceutical, pharmacological, toxicological, technological legislative and deontological) are able to work for public health purposes, also through the personalised accompaniment of patients, including chronic 72 patients, for the adherence to pharmacological therapies, and advice to the healthy person for the prevention of diseases both in pharmacies and parapharmacies and in the facilities of the National Health Service. Thanks to the multidisciplinary scientific background acquired, graduates in pharmacy can also work in the pharmaceutical and health product industry in both production and control and in intermediate distribution.

More information

Course Director:
prof.ssa Maria Angela Vandelli
tel. 059 205 8567
Tutoring delegate:
prof.ssa Silvia Alboni
tel. 059 205 86830