Drug Discovery and Developmentfull time

  • Master of Science


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Köln


  • 30 days left (Germans and inhabitants)

    30 days left (EU), 30 days left (Non-EU)
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Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

Pharmacy, Pharmacology

Target group

The research-oriented degree course is offered by the University of Cologne and the TH Köln and leads to a joint qualification from both higher education institutions. Students acquire knowledge and skills to enable them to work in the research and development of innovative pharmaceuticals throughout the value chain. The courses on offer are designed for graduates of relevant degree courses in chemistry, biology or medical pharmacology fields.


Study location: Leverkusen-Opladen

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for acceptance to the degree course is the successful completion of a university degree in pharmaceutical Chemistry or pharmacy with the minimum degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering or a successfully completed second section of the Pharmaceutical Examination (medical licensing regulations for pharmacists) or another relevant programme such as biochemistry, medicine or analytics.

Lecture period
  • 08.04.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 07.10.2024 - 31.01.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)

Tuition fee

There is a semester fee that includes a NRW-wide public transport ticket (no tuition fee).

Languages of instruction

Main language


Further languages


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service