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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Master (2 years) of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 120 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8400 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences focuses on the various phases of the drug development process. You will learn about pharmaceuticals from the discovery and development of new active substances to their effect and use in patients.

You can choose between three academic tracks within the pharmaceutical sciences, which will give you access to the aspect of the field that interest you the most: Drug Discovery, Drug Development and Medicines and Society.

As a pharmaceutical scientist, you will be in demand in the pharmaceutical industry internationally and in the Danish biotech, medico-tech, and pharmaceutical industries that hold a key position in the international arena.

Career Opportunities  

An MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences will give you an educational background that will supplement other experts in the field. Your educational profile will be much in demand thanks to your BSc in a technical, natural science or health science field combined with a pharmaceuticals-oriented MSc that focuses on medicines and the development of drugs, therapies and related products.

An MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences can also be used as a career path to enter the 3-year PhD education e.g. at the Drug Research Academy which is a graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences. 


To qualify for admission to the MSc programme in Pharmaceutical Sciences, applicants must have a relevant Bachelor's degree, courses in biological and chemical subjects, and meet the language requirements.

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in the natural, health or technical sciences or a corresponding qualification at the Bachelor’s level. Previous applicants have held Bachelor's degrees in, among others, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology.

Applicants must have completed the Bachelor´s degree within five years of enrolment in the MSc programme in pharmaceutical sciences.

Read about course requirements, language requirements and capacity

Apply directly at KU with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

Read about tuition fees and application fee.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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