How to design more effective and needle-free corona vaccines? How can we use nanoscience to better predict drug toxicity for humans? How can we personalize drug treatment and make it more sustainable?
How can we use Big Data to improve preventive drug programs? How can we optimize chronic drug use in aging populations? How can we develop a business case for a new drug and determine the cost-efficiency of pharmaceutical programs?
If you have a pharmaceutical bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in pharmacy, chemistry or a related field such as biomedical sciences or biology with pharmaceutical elements, this two-year Master's degree program will enhance your career in the exciting world of drug development life cycle! We cover all drug-related elements, from basic target discovery to molecular drug design, from analysis of drugs and biomarkers to pharmacological design of applications, from toxicology and bio pharmacy to clinical pharmacoepidemiology, post-marketing surveillance, policy, and business.
A unique asset of the master of Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences is that the lectures and research take place in an interdisciplinary Life Sciences environment from chemistry to statistics, from biology to medicine, from epidemiology to economics, management, and business, with all activities situated within walking distance. Learning research by actually doing it is a second unique asset, and students will have the opportunity to design two large research projects according to their needs and talent. Teaching professors from the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy as well as from the University Medical Center Groningen all work closely together, which is considered unique worldwide.
Lecturers will supervise you while you are independently performing experiments and go through the whole process of conducting a scientific drug-related study. The program, therefore, is excellent preparation for a succeeding Ph.D. program in the biological, medical, or pharmaceutical sciences or for a career in industry, as a consultant or policymaker. You will be in the lead to design your own research program or may choose a clear track that will prepare you for specialist positions.
The program also has an active student association called Pharmaciae Sacrum, where you will quickly feel at home and join social activities as well.
Why study this program in Groningen?
Our Pharmacy education has been ranked number 1 among students in the Netherlands since 2015
Awarded 'Top Rated program' label (Keuzegids Masters 2017)
Groningen drug research and education is among the best in the world
Unique interdisciplinary cooperation between preclinical, pharmaceutical, medical, and economical research fields, with teaching professors within walking distance
Research and education cover all drug/vaccine-related aspects that are relevant to the drug development life cycle
Groningen Drug Research is among the best in the world.
Research focuses in the Master's degree program in Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences:
Research mainly concentrates on drug design, synthesis, production and analysis, drug targeting and delivery, pharmacology, engineering of drug applications, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, bio pharmacy, pharmaco-economics and –epidemiology, and clinical pharmacy.