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The two-year Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences Master's degree programme from the University of Groningen covers all drug-related elements, from basic target discovery to molecular drug design, from analysis of drugs and biomarkers to pharmacology, from toxicology and biopharmacy to clinical pharmacoepidemiology, post marketing surveillance, policy and business.
An 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, all 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.Job prospects
During the degree programme you will learn and practice scientific developing skills such as retrieving and systematic reviewing relevant literature on your topic, formulating hypotheses, design and perform experiments, and interpret, present and scientifically report your results. The programme therefore is an excellent preparation for a career in industry, as a consultant, policy maker or a succeeding PhD programme in the biological, medical or pharmaceutical science.
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Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, or related research fields focusing on knowledge and skills at the interface of molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences).
Laboratory experience and proof of academic scientific writing skills (such as thesis or research report) are required.
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