M.Sc. On Campus

Drug Discovery and Development

Uppsala University

24 months
13813 EUR/year
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The Drug Discovery and Development program from Uppsala University  is a two-year programme that gives you an in-depth knowledge of drug development, from idea to registered product.


The Drug Discovery and Development program from Uppsala University prepares you to work with drug development in its various phases. It is possible to choose elective courses based on your own interest in, for example, the following subjects: medicinal chemistry, drug development in biological systems, drug formulation and delivery.

The development of new drugs is a highly challenging undertaking that requires both broad and specialist knowledge across a range of scientific areas. All courses within the programme have a focus on drugs and their development and discovery.


The Master's Programme in Drug Discovery and Development gives students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about drug development and the skills to work with the development of new drugs in different kinds of industries and workplaces. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • pharmaceutical industry
  • biotechnology companies
  • public authorities
  • universities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Biologicals
  • Molecular Imaging with Focus on PET
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics with Sequence Analysis
  • Molecular Biopharmaceutics
  • Clinical Trial Methodology
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Also required is 15 credits in pharmacology and physiology, as well as 15 credits in general and organic chemistry.

 Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13813 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27627 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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