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Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences: Drug Discovery and Development, MSci

University of Turku, Finland

University of Turku

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MSciFull-time2 yearsSeptemberfind outEUR 12000 per year

About Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences: Drug Discovery and Development, MSci - at University of Turku

The Master´s Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences – Drug Discovery and Development specialisation track trains experts for the whole chain of drug development. This programme is taught at the University of Turku in Finland. 

The studies in Drug Discovery and Development give you a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition, you will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance.

After graduation, you master drug discovery and development processes as well as procedures applied in drug regulatory science. You will also be familiar with the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life span of a drug. The University of Turku also offers Drug Research Doctoral Programme for post-graduate studies.

After graduation, you will be an expert in drug discovery and development processes. You will know the procedures applied in drug regulatory science and the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life span of a drug.

You will learn comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. The Programme also gives a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship.

  • Possible job titles are:
    • medical liaison
    • medical writer
    • regulatory consulting expert
    • scientific/technical advisor
    • research director
    • project manager
    • drug development pharmacologist
    • university lecturer/researcher

Notes about fees for this course

Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland. For citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year.

Read more about the tuition fees and scholarships at the University of Turku here here. 

Entry requirements

General Requirement

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if

  • you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
  • your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements.

Language Requirements

Applicants must have excellent English language skills and a certificate that proves those skills. You can indicate your language skills by taking one of the internationally recognized English language tests. 

Applicants must reach the minimum required test results to be considered eligible to the University of Turku. No exceptions will be made. Read more about the language requirements here.

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