Ruhr Campus Academy

University of Duisburg-Essen

Pharmaceutical Medicine

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Pharmacy, Medicine
English only
Not specified
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Summer semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Summer semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Course description

The MSc study course comprises four semesters and is non-consecutive, i.e. it is not based on a specific bachelor course. The study programme with emphasis on research is focussed on theoretical courses and current projects imparting a profound knowledge in various aspects of pharmaceutical medicine. By conducting own research projects students are to develop professional skills in the pharmaceutical sciences which are mainly applicable in the pharmaceutical or pharmacy-related industry and pharmaceutical research institutions. The study course covers two years and is divided into 12 modules with 19 study units taught in block seminars on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Each study unit concludes with an examination. After 19 study units, a time period for thesis preparation and oral examination follows. The program is accreditated by AQAS, IFAPP, and IMI PharmaTrain.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent with at least 240 ECTS) in pharmacy, life sciences, or medicine.

Work Experience

1 year of professional experience.

Language Requirements

Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The master study requires a satisfactory level of English, verified through a brief interview with the candidates.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Explanation regarding the application period
A new study course starts every two years.

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Interested persons can apply in writing at the

Examination board “MSc of Pharmaceutical Medicine”
c/o Ruhr Campus Academy (RCA) gGmbH
Frau Vanessa Foschepoth
Edmund-Körner-Platz 2
45127 Essen

or by email at 

The application must contain the following documents additionally to the application form:

  1. completed application form with a passport sized photograph
  2. typed curriculum vitae, not exeeding 3 sides and emphasis should be placed on your employment history
  3. degree certificate
  4. certificates of additional qualifications
  5. proof/certificate of employment
  6. a typed rational on why you want to study here and your career plans

Processing Fee of € 125,-- for applications


Application documents assessed by the Scientific Course Committee (SCC) as promising will lead to an invitation for interviews. In general the individual interviews will be arranged for February and March at the university. The interviewers will be lecturers from the study course. Naturally the interview will be – at least partly – in English.

For the interview we would like you to tell us about your work and study experiences, insights, career objectives and aims. There are no specific requirements for the interview; it is a chance for you to talk about yourself, for you to meet us and also a chance for you to see what the University of Duisburg-Essen offers.


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Further Information

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