Master's Programme Pharmacy

Curriculum (2018W)

As of winter semester 2022/2023 this programme is no longer open to new entrants.

Master of Science (MSc)

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

Mode of Study


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

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

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

0916 Pharmacy

Study Code
UC 066 605

* Information on the Curriculum (2018W)

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:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the Master's Programme Pharmacy may also be possible after completion of another thematically relevant bachelor's programme. In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required by the rectorate. These examinations are to be completed during the master's programme.

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).

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Pharmacognosy - Biogenous Drugs
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Pharmacology and Drug Therapy I
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Pharmaceutical Chemistry

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Pharmaceutical Technology
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Preparation of Prescription Medication
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Pharmacology and Drug Therapy II
5.0 ECTS-Credits:
Chemical Diagnostics I

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Chemical Diagnostics II
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Pharmaceutical Practice
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Scientific Working
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Clinical Pharmacy 

15.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

    2.5 ECTS-Credits: Preparation of the Master’s Thesis
22.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defense

MA Pharmazie_Studienverlauf_en

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits or 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

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.

Austrian grading scheme Definition
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance 39.3= 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 31.7
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 19.6
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria 9.4
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

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).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexandra Koschak

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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