Programme description

Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) is a programme focused on all aspects of identifying and introducing new medicines. Its mission is to deliver high-level specialists, equipped with a highly applied scientific basis for discovery and development of novel pharmacotherapeutics, combined with focused, real-life practical skills. This degree provides a solid grounding in pharmaceutical sciences, together with an opportunity to specialize in a particular drug discovery and development area. The first semester is devoted to providing a basic understanding of drug discovery and development as well as key chemical, biological and pathophysiological aspects, relevant to drug research. The second semester provides a wide and well-balanced training in pharmaceutical sciences, which serves as a basis for further, specialized skills development. The third and fourth semesters are focused on one of the three leading areas: Medicinal Chemistry, Experimental Pharmacology, and Model-Based Drug Development.

Graduate’s profile

Graduates of DDD will learn how new medicines are sought, identified, developed, manufactured and tested, along with the most important aspects of regulatory processes, necessary for their formal approval as drug products. Additionally, they will be equipped with management skills and language expertise, supporting their future employment in the worldwide pharma-biotech industry, regulatory agencies or drug research centers.

Qualification result

The ranking list reflects the applicants’ final qualification results calculated on the basis of interview conducted in English on the following topics: a) candidate's knowledge and skills in the field related to undertaking the programme, b) ability to participate in a discussion about drug development, within the scope of their possessed knowledge, c) general knowledge in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in the are of drug development and their career plans.


The application fee is 20 USD (or 75 PLN, or 18 EUR). The fee is paid separately for each registration and each registration has its own bank account number assigned for the payment.

Tuition fee for the EU citizens: none

Tuition fee for non-EU citizens:

  • tuition for the first year: 25 200 PLN (approx. 7 000 USD)
  • tuition for the second year: 25 200 PLN (approx. 7 000 USD)

Tuition is paid in the amount for one semester, no later than by the first day of classes.

Contact us

Phone: +48 12 620 54 13


Program taught in:
  • English (US)
Jagiellonian University
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2020
Tuition fee (EU): none. Tuition fee (non-EU): 25 200 PLN/year (approx. 7 000 USD/year)
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