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Master's Programme Pharmacy 

As of winter semester 2022/2023 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding master’s programme please consult this page » 

Faculty Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0916 Pharmacy
Mode of Study
Study Code UC 066 605
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2018W) *
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

* 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.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


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).

First Semester »

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

Second Semester »

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

Third Semester »

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

Fourth Semester »

    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

Graphic chart »

MA Pharmazie_Studienverlauf_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master’s Programme in Pharmacy aims at imparting extensive knowledge of the development, production, quality assurance, composition, preparation and storage, the biological effects and interaction of drugs/medicines and their safe applications.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Having completed the Master’s Programme in Pharmacy, the graduates are able:

  • to carry out scientific work (including planning and implementation),
  • to transfer and apply scientific methods and insights of the pharmaceutical sciences to other issues,
  • to apply scientific methods and findings in related natural sciences,
  • to provide information and advice to patients in relevant aspects of pharmacy,
  • to advice physicians on pharmacy/drug therapy.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Because of their knowledge and skills, the graduates of the Master’s Programme in Pharmacy have the fundamental requirements for professional occupations in the following fields:

  • public pharmacies,
  • hospitals (pharmacy, clinical pharmacy),
  • industry (research and development, manufacturing, authorisation, quality assurance),
  • universities (research and teaching),
  • testing institutions (forensic analysis, environmental protection, narcotic drug analysis, army health service, residue analysis, control laboratories)
  • health authorities,
  • pharmaceutical wholesalers,
  • schools PKA-training (pharmaceutical commercial assistant),
  • specialist publishing houses.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
Outstanding performance
= 100%


Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum criteria
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). 

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

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

Information for students with disabilities 

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