Integrated Master/Professional degree

Pharmacy, Master's, 5 years

  • Years5 years
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • ECTS credits300

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

After completing the master's degree programme in pharmacy the candidates are able to:

  • Explain all steps in the development of a pharmaceutical from synthesis or isolation and structure elucidation of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) via formulation, manufacture, quality assurance and quality control to clinical trials and assembling necessary documentation.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of pharmaceuticals and their application, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics including the choice of drug, dosage, important side effects, interactions and medicines management in connection with the most common diseases.
  • Perform independent pharmaceutical professional functions in pharmacies and other health service arenas.
  • Perform their professional functions in accordance with laws, regulations and ethical guidelines for the profession.
  • Collaborate with other health professionals to obtain optimal drug therapy for the individual patient.
  • Acquire new knowledge and critically assess scientific literature and information about pharmaceuticals.
  • Communicate evidence-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues with other health professionals as well as with users of pharmaceuticals.
  • Explain the characteristics of the pharmaceutical market and discuss the use of pharmaceuticals in a national as well as an international perspective.
  • Proceed to PhD studies in pharmaceutical sciences.


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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Study code in NUCAS

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