Degree studies
The objectives of pharmacy degrees are to educate experts for pharmaceutical tasks throughout the healthcare sector and to provide the knowledge and skills needed to maintain and improve professional expertise.
The undergraduate and graduate level degrees

The undergraduate and graduate level degrees offered by the Faculty of Pharmacy are:

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (farmaseutti). The Bachelor’s degree consists of 180 credits and completing the degree takes three years.

Master of Science in Pharmacy (proviisori)The Master’s degree consists of 120 credits and completing the degree takes 5 years as a whole (Bachelor’s degree + two years). 

Master of Science in Master’s Programme in Pharmaceutical Research, Development and Safety. The master’s degree consists of 120 credits (ECTS), the equivalent to two years of full-time studying.

Master’s Programme in Pharmaceutical Research, Development and Safety

The Master’s Programme in Pharmaceutical Research, Development and Safety offers the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive overview of the life cycle of drugs and their use. The study program combines compulsory and optional courses with study tracks that focus on three possible subdisciplines: 1) drug discovery and pharmacology, 2) drug development and 3) medication safety and effectiveness. The programme combines research-oriented studies and high-quality pedagogical methods and integrates the perspective of Green and Sustainable Pharmacy into the curriculum, essential for managing the global sustainability challenge.

The application period starts on 1 December 2021 and ends on 5 February 2022. The studies will begin in autumn 2022.The applicants will be ranked in a two-stage process involving scoring of the academic merits and an interview.

Language of tuitions and applications

The language of tuition in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (farmaseutti) degree and Master of Science in Pharmacy (proviisori)'s degree in Pharmacy is mainly Finnish. Therefore it is required that the applicants have a sufficient knowledge of Finnish or Swedish already when they apply. The language of the Master’s Programme in Pharmaceutical Research, Development and Safety is English.

When applying for these programmes, one must demonstrate the relevant language proficiency according to the University of Helsinki guidelines. 

Applications

Applicants can apply to:

  • The undergraduate level programme only (right to take only Bachelor programme)
  • The undergraduate and graduate level programmes (right to take both Bachelor and Master programmes)
  • The Master’s programme in pharmaceutical research, development and safety (right to take the programme qualifying for a Master in Science degree)

The admission to the Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) and Master of Science (Pharmacy) degrees is based on an entrance examination

The eligibility requirement for the Master of Science (Pharmacy) programme is a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) degree from a Finnish university. Applicants with another undergraduate degree from Finland or a Bachelor’s Degree (in Pharmacy or other subject) from abroad cannot apply to the Master of Science (Pharmacy) Programme directly.

 

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