Pharmacy, Full-time Graduate Program

Faculty: Pharmacy
Qualification: “Pharm.D.” The certificate is a document verifying the awarding of the Doctor
of Pharmacy degree, abbreviated as dr. pharm. (Pharm. D.)

Starting dateSeptember

Language requirements: English language proficiency (assessed at the compulsory entrance examination)

Academic requirements: high school certificate; entrance examination in biology and physics/chemistry (written and oral) or successful completion of the Basic Medicine Course at the University of Debrecen
Duration: 10 semesters
Tuition fee: 8,000 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD
Short description: 
The program is designed to provide graduates with the core skills and knowledge required for improving patient health through innovative and collaborative pharmacy practice, medication therapy management, and research. The degree covers the chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, pharmacological and therapeutic properties of medical substances, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, as well as the application of these products in pharmacy practice, medication therapies and health care.
Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):
Year Main subjects
1 General Chemistry Theory, General Chemistry Practice, Hungarian Language, Latin Language, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmacy Propedeutics, Physics, Biophysics, Inorganic and Qualitative Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Anatomy, Pharmaceutical Biology, Physical Chemistry
2 Botany, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Human Physiology, Hungarian Language, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Quantitative Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy, Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
3 Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Hungarian, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Neurobiology, Pharmaceutical Psychology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy, Immunology
4 Medical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Bioanalytics and Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Bioethics, Clinical Basics, Industrial Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Management and Organization
5 Biopharmacy, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Interaction Theory, Pharmaceutical Care, Pharmaceutical Communication Skills, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Control, Radiopharmacy Thesis

For further detailed information about the curriculum and subject requirements please check the course Bulletin.

Career prospects: The pharmaceutical diploma qualifies graduates to work in public and hospital pharmacies, laboratories, pharmaceutical research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, governmental agencies, health maintenance organizations, and also as medical service representatives.

“I chose the University of Debrecen because I think it’s one of the best universities in Europe. Before I came to this university, I checked out many others in Europe, but I wanted a program that could push me and help me move to the next level. I felt like UD is the best fit for what I want to accomplish. The opportunities offered at the University of Debrecen, Faculty of Pharmacy were really above and beyond anything else that I had seen before. The beautiful campus, top-notch professors and great facilities in laboratories are some of the best things about this university. I’m really glad that I’m studying here!” (Sepahizia, Pharmacy student from Iran)


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