Pharmaceutical Research

- Master´s programs

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Institute of Pharmacy
Prof. Dr. Jörg Rademann
Königin-Luise-Str. 2+4
14195 Berlin

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For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Undergraduate German degree or an equivalent foreign degree in pharmaceutical sciences, food chemistry, medicinal chemistry, human biology, veterinary medicine, medicine or in a related natural sciences subject with a standard period of study of at least eight semesters or 240 credit points.
  • Proof of language skills in English (level B2 CEFR) or equivalent level of knowledge corresponding to 6 years of high school English

The admission is limited.

For further information concerning admission requirements see Zugangssatzung für den Masterstudiengang Pharmazeutische Forschung (pdf-Datei).

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Pharmaceutical Research is an interdisciplinary area of study dealing with the composition, effects, development, testing, production and release of drugs and medicinal products. In doing this pharmacy combines aspects of different natural sciences - mainly chemistry, biology and physics – with medicinal topics.

Students learn to deal with complex and current interdisciplinary problems of pharmaceutical drug discovery and development by using scientific methods. The course of study will provide the student with the necessary knowledge, capabilities, and methodology to engage in scientific work, to critically assess scientific findings, and to be in the position to act in a responsible way.

So far, Freie Universität Berlin is the only university in Germany offering the master’s program in pharmaceutical research. Under excellent scientific conditions the master’s program prepares students for research and development activities in the pharmaceutical industry or in scientific institutions.

Admission for the 1st semester
Limited admissions
Admission for higher semesters
No admission
Application and registration period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 - May 31 (for winter semester) and December 1 - January 15 (for summer semester),
Program start
Winter and summer semester
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
2 semesters