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The Master’s course in Pharmacy at the Tor Vergata University of Rome was founded by the School of Medicine and School of Science in partnership with the prestigious School of Pharmacy of the University of Nottingham (UK) and Alliance Boots.

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This collaboration offers every year the chance to perform a stage in Nottingham University to our best students, emphasizing the internationalization and making this course highly competitive and innovative.

Pharmacy is an evolving science-based healthcare profession focusing on the treatment and prevention of disease and ensuring public wellbeing. Understanding the science behind medicinal products and the impact they have on humans is at the core of our pharmacy degree. Our International Pharmacy School involves professors and experts from different sectors, such as Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Economics and Law, as well as all other subjects traditionally associated with a modern Pharmacy Course.


We offer a solid theoretical foundation with an emphasis on practical applications in order to allow operating not only in the community or hospital pharmacy but also in the field of pharmaceutical research, in the pharmaceutical industry and in the healthcare sector. The classical didactic activity is also integrated with outstanding lectures and workshops held by qualified scientists belonging to different backgrounds.

Another great innovation of the course is the introduction of teachings in the field of Regulatory Sciences which provides an overview of the regulatory affairs in the EU and its effect on medicinal product development.

The Pharmacy at the Tor Vergata University of Rome , a single cycle, is structured in English, and has a duration of 5 years, for a total of 300 credits that the student must acquire to achieve the degree. Selection is based on knowledge in in the English language (both written and oral) and scientific background acquired during High School related to the field(s) of interest of this degree (written examination or multiple chose questionnaire).

The course has been properly designed to interpret to the needs of the young generation of Pharmacists to learn how to cope with rapidly growing body of date in advanced Pharmacology and Biotechnologies, with the many questions raised by patients on clinical pathologies, medical diagnostics, cosmetics, food supplements, medical devices, mechanism of action of new medicinal products, drug interactions safety concerns, interactive pharmacovigilance.

On the other hand, many young pharmacists are more interested in getting frontline training in pharmaceutical legislation, data protection, patents, and assessment of clinical trials, quality and safety data when they plane to work in National Regulatory Agencies.

The collaboration with the University of Nottingham (UK) will offer a unique opportunity for mobility, joint research projects, integration of students with different cultures, rapidly find a job only in Pharmacies but also at University, Research Center, in multinational pharmaceutical or related company as well as at the European or National Medicine Agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy
  • General and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Organic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The admission test to the One-cycle Degree in Pharmacy consists in:

  • A written test consisting of 60 questions (multiple choice) aimed at ascertaining the preparation on the disciplines of secondary schools expected for the academic programme of the course such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, besides a section on general culture.
  • An oral test aiming at verifying the knowledge of the English language.

On the day of the test, non-EU candidates will have to show the following documentation to the examining committee:

  • Copy of the residence permit (Permesso di soggiorno)
  • Copy of the passport

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees for Italian and EU students depend on the student's family income (please visit the Programme website).

Non-EU students tuition fees:

  • €156 to be paid as a first installment and €500 to be paid as a second installment for extra-EU students from the developing countries
  • €156 to be paid as a first installment, plus €1.000 to be paid as a second installment for all the other non-EU students
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