Integrated Master/Professional degree

Master Programme in Pharmacy

  • Years5 years
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • ECTS credits300

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What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge skills and general competence:»


The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge of medicinal products and their application, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics including choice of product, dosing, important side effects, interactions and therapy management for the most common diseases.
  • has in-depth knowledge of biochemical and physiological mechanisms of action.
  • has advanced knowledge of the development and manufacture of medicinal products including isolation, synthesis and analysis of the active substances, formulation, manufacture and quality control of medicinal products and quality assurance of all steps of the process.


The candidate

  • is able, independently, to isolate, synthesize and analyse chemical substances, produce medicinal products and perform quality control of these.
  • is able to assume independent pharmaceutical professional functions in pharmacies, other parts of the healthcare service and within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • is able to perform his or her occupational function in accordance with statutes, regulations and professional ethical guidelines
  • is able to work with other healthcare professionals on optimal drug treatment for the individual patient.
  • is able to account for the special characteristics of the pharmaceutical market and discuss drug use in a national and international perspective.
  • is able to undertake an independent, defined research project under guidance and in line with current norms of research ethics.

General competence

The candidate

  • is able to acquire and apply new knowledge and assess scientific literature and drug information critically.
  • is able to convey research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues with healthcare professionals, professionals from affiliated disciplines and users of medicinal products.


Martin Nyhammer

How to Apply

Application procedure

Higher education entrance qualifications or equivalent prior learning and work experience. Applicants must also meet science subject requirements (MEROD requirements): mathematics R1 (or mathematics S1 and S2), physics 1 and chemistry 1 and 2. There is also a demand for proficiency in Norwegian.

Admission to the Master Programme in Pharmacy is coordinated through The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS). Look at NUCAS web site for information on how to apply and about Norwegian and English language requirements. All the programs that go through NUCAS require that the applicant have a permanent/renewable residence permit in Norway.

If you have foreign higher education and wish to know how your qualification relates to the Norwegian education system, you can consult The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT):

Please consult UiB's home page http://www.uib.no/education for information on courses for exchange students.

Barlindtre med to raude bær med kjemisk formel i framgrunnen.
Anne-Sidsel Herdlevær, UiB

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