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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Language of instruction:

German and English

Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

4 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

120 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

with special prerequisites for admission
The admissions restrictions are determined by the admissions regulations for the individual field. For more detailed information, please visit your departmental academic advisor.

Higher semesters:

with special prerequisites for admission according to admission regulations

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: Winter Semester, Non-EU-Citizens: 15 April - 31 May, EU-Citizens: 15 April - 15 July
Summer Semester, Non-EU-Citizens: 1 November - 31 December, EU-Citizens: 1 November - 15 January

Higher semesters: Winter Semester: 15 April - 30 September, Summer Semester: 1 November - 31 March
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Application for this subject is only possible during the application period and is done online.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

The interdisciplinary master's program in Pharmaceutical Sciences builds on the basic skills in natural sciences taught in the bachelor's program and provides a broad grounding in pharmaceutics at a high level and a solid introduction to the different areas of pharmacy: pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical biology, pharmaceutical technology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, and pharmacology. The elective modules allow students to choose a specialization in one of these areas. The master's program in Pharmaceutical Sciences encourages students to build up an individual scientific profile. Some of the credits may be earned at other faculties of the university, at external research institutes, or abroad. A central goal of the master's program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is to teach the students to conduct independent experimental scientific research. The successful completion of the master's program provides qualifications for positions in pharmaceutical research as well as for a specialization in the pharmaceutical industry.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Academic Advising
Dr. Franz-Josef Volk
Hebelstraße 27
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-67586
Program Coordination
Dr. Mira  Kuisle
2. Stock
Hebelstraße 27
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-4897

Examination Office

Hebelstr. 27, 79104 Freiburg
Erika Dunai-Kovacs, Telefon: 0761 203-6461
Montag - Donnerstag 9.00 Uhr bis 11.00 Uhr
Dienstag 14.00 Uhr bis 15.00 Uhr