Master of Science in drug sciences

The University of Basel MSc in Toxicology and the MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences are being replaced by the new MSc in Drug Sciences. This new Master study programme provides theoretical and practical training in the discovery, development, efficacy and safety of substances with a main focus on drugs/medicines. It is focused on a future career in industrial or academic research, product development or regulatory affairs. The appropriate choice of elective subjects provides the theoretical basis for later certification as professional toxicologist. 

The next MSc in Drug Sciences programme starts in Autumn 2018

  • The programme includes two semesters of theoretical and practical courses on fundamentals/general skills, drug discovery and development, pharmacology, toxicology as well as a practical training and elective courses.
  • The 3rd and 4th semesters are dedicated to the master thesis project. 
  • All courses are held in English.
  • To be admitted directly, you must have completed a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent discipline.

Further information

Applications for 2018 (autumn semester) can be submitted online February - April 2018.

For details on the admissions criteria and the proposed course programme please visit this website or contact the Study Coordination of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Tel. +41 61 207 15 53).