Master's Programme Pharmaceutical Sciences – Drug Development and Regulatory Affairs

Curriculum (2022W)

Master of Science (MSc)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study
Full-Time

Language
German

Admission Requirements 
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty 
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

ISCED-F
0531 Chemistry

Study Code
UC 066 607

Information on the Curriculum (2022W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Relevant bachelor's degree at the Medical University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme. The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • in progress

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Preclinical Research and Development
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Quality Aspects of Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP)

7.5 ECTS-Credits:Clinical Development of Medicinal Products
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Biostatistics and Data Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Conducting Clinical Trials

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Matters of Medicines Regulation and Market Approval

15.0 ECTS-Credits: Application for Clinical Trial and Approval
15.0 ECTS-Credits:Elective Modul: „Practice in Industry“ or „Specialisation in Medicinal Product Development and Regulating Environment“

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Preparation of the Master's Thesis
25.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

in process

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Semester
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
Course Sequence
SemesterECTS-APTitel

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

ABCDE
Austrian grading scheme Definition
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance = 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

in process


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

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