Doctor of Philosophy Programme Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Faculty Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Qualification Level
Doctorate (Third Cycle)
ISCED-F 0916 Pharmacy
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 094 xxx | C 794 665 xxx
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2009S) *
Admission Requirements Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent
Application


* Information on the Curriculum (2009S)

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: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

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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
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
74,1

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
17,6
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
5,7
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
2,6
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017


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).

Requirements

Relevant diploma or master's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:


Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the doctoral programme Pharmaceutical Sciences requires a university (diploma or) master's degree in a thematically relevant field. Master's or diploma degrees awarded by universities of applied sciences ("Fachhochschulen") are considered on an individual basis.

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the doctoral degree programme.

Modules and Dissertation

Compulsory Modules 
30 ECTS-Credits
Dissertation
150 ECTS-Credits

Scientific Core Skills
6 ECTS-Credits

Analysis and Critical Exploitation of Own Research Results
6 ECTS-Credits

Diskussion of Current Research Results
6 ECTS-Credits

Presentation of Own Research Results
2 ECTS-Credits

Generic Scientific Skills
5 ECTS-Credits

Doctoral Thesis Defense
5 ECTS-Credits

The dissertation is a piece of scientific work which serves to prove the student's ability to cope with scientific questions in an independent way.

The dissertation topic must be chosen from the field of pharmaceutical sciences or be closely related to these fields.

The dissertation may be submitted as thematically and/or methodically related articles. The quality criteria specified in the curriculum apply.

The student has to nominate a team of supervisors, comprised of at least two supervisors (dissertation committee). One of the supervisors is named as responsible main supervisor (holder of a “Venia docendi”, a university teaching authorization). With the exception of the main supervisor, supervisors can also come from subject-related fields. In exceptional cases only one supervisor can be nominated.

Prior to beginning the work, the student has to communicate the dissertation topic and the names of the supervisors to the Director of Studies in writing. Topic and supervisors are considered as accepted, if the Director of Studies does not veto them by means of a decree within one month after the receipt of the proposal.


Modules and Dissertation until wintersemester 2015/2016 »

Compulsory Modules            
60 ECTS-Credits
Dissertation
120 ECTS-Credits

Scientific Core Skills
10 ECTS-Credits

Analysis of Own and External Research Results
12.5 ECTS-Credits

Discussion of current Research Results
12.5 ECTS-Credits

Presentation of Own Research Results
15 ECTS-Credits

Generic Skills
5 ECTS-Credits

Doctoral Thesis Defense
5 ECTS-Credits

The dissertation is a piece of scientific work which serves to prove the student's ability to cope with scientific questions in an independent way.

The dissertation topic must be chosen from the field of pharmaceutical sciences or be closely related to these fields.

The dissertation may be submitted as thematically and/or methodically related articles. The quality criteria specified in the curriculum apply.

The student has to propose a team of supervisors, consisting of at least two people (dissertation committee) and to nominate one of them as the supervisor mainly responsible. It is permissible to propose supervisors (with the exception of the main supervisor) from subject related fields. In justifiable exceptional cases it is possible for students to propose only one supervisor.

Prior to beginning the work, the student has to communicate the dissertation topic and the names of the supervisors to the Director of Studies in writing. Topic and supervisors are considered as accepted, if the Director of Studies does not veto them by means of a decree within one month after the receipt of the proposal.

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Doctor of Philosophy Programme Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Innsbruck serves to educate and train junior scientists in the pharmaceutical sciences, with special attention to current processes of developing and characterizing pharmaceutical ingredients and their therapeutic application, their effects on important physiological und pathophysiological processes in mammals and other model organisms, and the identification of new disease-relevant signaling processes and modern methods of developing drugs. Graduates of the doctoral programme are able to independently address and present issues in the natural sciences on a very high level of subject-specific and methodical expertise. Additionally, students acquire the broad scientific and communicative competences required of successful professional scientists in leading positions in academic, industrial, or public environments.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are qualified junior academics. They have mastered the methods applied in research in their area and are capable of critically discussing, analyzing, and further developing theories. Junior academics possess the competence to develop and conduct substantial research projects with scientific integrity, and they are qualified to reflect on these processes scientifically and theoretically. They are also aware of issues and questions in gender research.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Programme Pharmaceutical Sciences may include:

  • pharmaceutical industry (research, pharmaceutics, quality management, drug safety, pharmacovigilance, drug regulatory affairs, marketing and sales),
  • public health/pharmaceutics,
  • inspection & testing institutes/environmental conservation
  • schools (CPHT education),
  • specialist publishers,
  • colleges and universities (teaching and research).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Hermann Stuppner

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