MA in Drug Discovery and Development


Area of Studies

medical sciences



Degree (in English)

Master’s degree

  • English
Course Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS points

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Jagiellonian University

Tuition and Other Fees

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Application Deadline(s)

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Course Description

Course Profile

Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) is a programme focused on all aspects of identifying and introducing new medicines. Its mission is to educate high-level specialists, equipped with a strong scientific basis for discovery and development of novel pharmacotherapeutics, combined with focused, real-life practical skills. This degree provides a solid grounding in pharmaceutical sciences together with an opportunity to specialise in a particular drug discovery and development area. The first semester is devoted to providing a basic understanding of drug discovery and development process as well as assuring a common level of life-sciences knowledge for candidates of various background. The second semester provides a broad and well-balanced training in pharmaceutical sciences, which serves as a basis for further, specialised skills development. The third and fourth semesters are focused on one of six specialisations: Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Pharmacology, In Vivo Pharmacology and Toxicology, Model Based Drug Development, Biological Drug Development or Generic Drug Product Development.

Education Requirements

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Faculty of Pharmacy
ul. Medyczna 9, 30-688 Kraków