Master in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

General

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Program Description

To prepare qualified, motivated and creative specialists with deep knowledge of chemistry, pharmacy, biology, and materials (bio)technologies and research skills, able to formulate and solve problems of pharmaceutical chemistry on an independent and academic level, seeking to work in research institutes and industrial companies that develop, produce, investigate, and/or supply pharmaceutical products or to continue their studies in doctoral programs.

Career Opportunities

The graduate pharmaceutical chemists could work in private (biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies) and in public sectors (universities, research institutes, hospital laboratories) as well as in integrated study, science, and business centers.

Program oordinator professor Dr. Edvinas Orentas

This program is designed for graduates in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry. The study areas include research methods, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, drug design and drug synthesis, spectroscopy and structural analysis, and research training projects. Some courses will cover the key techniques in analytical chemistry used to support the pharmaceutical sciences. The pharmaceutical chemistry program is more involved in the pharmaceutical industry and research aspects than the customer service and patient care responsibilities of a traditional pharmacist. The studies will provide professional skills to work in industrial companies that develop, produce, investigate, and/or supply pharmaceutical products or in research institutes or to continue their studies in doctoral programs of chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, or medical sciences.

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Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Physical Sciences (Chemistry), Life Sciences (Biology or Biochemistry), Technological Sciences (Biotechnology) or Engineering Sciences (Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering)
  • English Language requirements: the applicant has to present a document  providing the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference Languages (CEFR), or TOEFL score 75/IELTS score 6

International Mobility

Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program which gives an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner University or do internships abroad.

Last updated Nov 2020

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