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TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

University of Cologne

Drug Discovery and Develoрmеnt

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Drug Development, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
English & German
Winter semester: 30 Jun/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in pharmaceutical chemistry or pharmacy, or a successfully completed second section of the pharmaceutical test (license for pharmacists), or another relevant course.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Each course of study includes the competencies from the subject groups:

  1. Chemistry and analytics:
    Recommended modules completed are general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, analytical chemistry, structural analysis, applied spectroscopy, pharmaceutical analytics.
  2. Biology, biochemistry, and medicine:
    in the scope of at least 60 credit points.

Each of the two subject groups must have earned at least 9 credit points.

Applicants who have not yet completed their relevant studies can take part in the selection process if they can prove at the time of application that:

  1. At least 144 (80%) of 180 credit points for 6-semester courses or 168 (80%) of 210 credit points There are 7-semester courses.
  2. When studying pharmacy, the certificate of passing the first section of the pharmaceutical test according to the license to practice for pharmacists (AappO) as well as proof of a study of pharmacy of at least 4 years are available.
  3. They have a preliminary average grade οf 2.5.
GPA (German System) 2.50

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min 6.5
min 213
min 80
min 550
min DSH 2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Students who have obtained their higher education entrance qualification at a German-language institution are exempt from providing German language proficiency proof.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 5 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:

€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

Please send the following application documents by post to uni-assist in Berlin:

  1. Please write down your uni-assist applicant number (for example on your copy of your passport).
  2. Officially certified copy of the secondary school leaving certificate and - if applicable - the university entrance examination (original language and translation if necessary).
  3. If applicable: officially certified copy of the course achievements and upon completion of the course, your final certificate (original language and translation if necessary).
  4. If you have completed a preparatory course: officially certified copy of the assessment test certificate.
  5. Applicants with certificates from China, Mongolia (until 2018), and Vietnam: original GSP certificate.
  6. Officially certified copy of your proof of sufficient knowledge of German (not required for English-language courses, instead, proof of English knowledge).
  7. Tabular CV.
  8. Copy of your passport - page with personal data.
  9. If the name changes: a copy of the certificate (for example, through a marriage certificatе).


TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences
This study program is based in:

1a) Campus Cologne

1b) Campus Leverkusen

University of Cologne

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website