Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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How to design more effective and needle-free pulmonary vaccines? How can we better measure drug toxicity for humans? How can we fight antibiotic resistance?

How can we use Big health care data to improve preventive drug programmes? How can we optimize chronic drug use in ageing populations? How can we develop a business case for a new drug and determine costs of pharmaceutical programmes?

If you have a pharmaceutical bachelor or bachelor from chemistry or biomedical sciences with pharmaceutical elements, this two-year Master's degree programme will enhance your career in the exciting world of the drug development life cycle! We cover all drug-related elements, from basic target discovery to molecular drug design, from analysis of drugs and biomarkers to pharmacological design of applications, from toxicology and biopharmacy to clinical pharmacoepidemiology, post marketing surveillance, policy and business.

An unique asset of the master of medical pharmaceutical sciences is that the lectures and research take place in an interdisciplinary Life Sciences environment from chemistry to statistics, from biology to medicine, from epidemiology to economics, management and business, all situated within walking distance. Learning research by actually doing it is a second unique asset, and students will have the opportunity to design two large research projects according to their needs and talent. Teaching professors from the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (see http://www.rug.nl/research/grip/) as well as from the University Medical Center Groningen all work closely together, which is considered unique worldwide.

Lecturers will supervise you while you are independently performing experiments and go through the whole process of conducting a scientific drug-related study. The programme therefore is an excellent preparation for a succeeding PhD programme in the biological, medical or pharmaceutical sciences or for a career in industry, as a consultant or policy maker. You will be in the lead to design your own research programme or may choose a clear track which will prepare you or specialist positions.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 april, 1 augustus, 1 februari, 1 januari, 1 november, 1 oktober, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60611
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • Our Pharmacy education has been ranked number 1 among students in the Netherlands since 2015
  • Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label (Keuzegids Masters 2017)
  • Groningen drug research and education is among the best in the world
  • Unique interdisciplinary cooperation between preclinical, pharmaceutical, medical and economical research fields, with teaching professors within walking distance
  • Research and education cover all drug/vaccine-related aspects that are relevant to the drug development life cycle


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Studieprogramma

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opbouw2-year programme; Credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

For the complete curriculum, please see (make sure that you selected “year 2018/19”):
General Research Programme: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=6182
Toxicology and Drug Disposition: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=6179
Pharmaco-epidemiology: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=6180
Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?op
You will be in the lead to design your own research programme or may choose a clear track which prepares you for specialist positions. Most students choose a clear track. We offer three unique research tracks:
periode
Drug Development
Master modules / Track specific modules
Research Project 1
Research Project 2
Colloquium
Essay (drug-related)
Academic Skills
Colloquium
Electives/Optional modules keuzevak

profielen

track Toxicology and Drug Disposition (Research track)

Studying the safety of drugs is an important part of drug development.

The toxicity of a substance is determined by the interactions of a substance at a molecular level, including interaction with receptors, enzymes, DNA and membranes in the body. In addition, the formation and detoxification of reactive metabolites and the level of exposure of the target tissues are important factors for toxicity. Exposure is largely determined by pharmacokinetics (toxicokinetics in case of toxic substances), which includes the rate and extend of absorption, distribution, metabolism including conversion into reactive metabolites and detoxification, and excretion. This field of study is often called ADME-Tox (Absorption, Disposition, Metabolism, Excretion – Toxicology).

track Pharmacoepidemiology (Research track)

The vast array of available drugs and vaccines accentuate a clear need for drug designers, regulatory officers, pharmacovigilance experts, at the one hand.

But there is also a need for pharmacists and other health care workers at the other hand, to know the determinants and health impact of drug use in ageing populations. Pharmacoepidemiology is the scientific area that through valid research advances the understanding of these topics. The specific track “Pharmacoepidemiology” covers the basics of the field by combining, basic medicine, pharmacy, epidemiology, biostatistics and demography. Further, the track allows for broadening expertise in laboratory drug sciences during a research project. It addresses pharmacists and pharmaceutical industry professionals who are involved with drug development or post-marketing surveillance as well as other professionals in the health care sector with an interest in drug epidemiology.

track Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering (Research track)

Pharmaceutical engineering is a fast growing science and it requires novel strategies for target-identification, drug development, and formulation.

Are you interested in designing new drugs or biologicals, or in new ways to formulate them? The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, resistance to antibiotics and an ageing population require new views on drug development, as the current treatment arsenal provides insufficient disease-modifying capacity. The track Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering offers education in the most recent developments in these areas.

  1. General research programmeDesign and tailor your own two-year research programme of master modules, electives and research projects in the wide scope of pharmaceutical research covering the drug development life cycle.
  2. Science, Business and PolicyInterested in the business side of science? You can combine this Master's programme with the Science Business & Policy profile. The SBP profile includes a six-month internship as a scientific advisor.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
20% theorie
60% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions, often as a second research project. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 april 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 februari 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 augustus 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 januari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 november 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 november 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 oktober 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 augustus 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 oktober 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, or related research fields focusing on knowledge and skills at the interface of molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences).

Note: Students with a Dutch bachelor degree from another university than the University of Groningen, or students from the University of Groningen with a bachelor's degree other than Biology, Life Science and Technology or Pharmacy have to apply before May 1, and contact the academic advisor by email before that date.

A special programme is available for holders of a Dutch HBO Bachelor's degree. More information: http://www.rug.nl/fse/beta-studie/HBO-pre-masterprogramma-informatiegids.pdf
For more information, contact the academic advisor. Your application must be submitted before May 1, thereby following the instructions in the hbo-information guide.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 9500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 75inschrijvingsgeldin het eerste jaar
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
€ 750visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

43 studenten volgen deze opleiding
47% daarvan is vrouw
7 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
29% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

studenten
onderzoeker
Development stages of drugs

When choosing your degree it is important to know which ground of the development stages of drugs you will cover within your future programme.

Our education and research covers a great deal of the last development stages, as you can see in the following diagram: http://www.rug.nl/fse/beta-studie/testimonials/development-stages-groot.jpg
Koen Pouwels
afgestudeerd in 2018 werkzaam als Mathematical Modeller and Health Economist bij Public Health England in London
I still benefit from the interdisciplinary and hands-on character

What I truly like about the MPS programme is that you can tailor your programme to match your own interests and skills. I still benefit from the interdisciplinary and hands-on character of the Master at my current job as mathematical modeller and health economist at Public Health England in London.

I am still working on several questions that are being addressed during the Master, including how we can fight antibiotic resistance, how to make optimal use of Big data to improve healthcare and how to assess the potential economic value of new drugs...
These research projects learned me what I like to do most and inspired my further career choices. By providing the opportunity to work with and learn from various experts from pharmacy and medical sciences, the programme offers an excellent preparation for a future career in academia, government or industry.


lees verder ...

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.74.1
inhoud3.54.0
docenten3.74.2
studiefaciliteiten3.63.6
studielast3.64.1
studiebegeleiding3.30.0

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 14 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

During the degree programme you will learn and practice academic skills such as retrieving and systematic reviewing relevant literature on your topic, formulating hypotheses, design and perform experiments, and interpret, present and scientifically report your results.

The programme therefore is an excellent preparation for a succeeding PhD programme in pharmaceutical, biological, or medical science (approx. 60%) or for a career in industry (approx. 30%), as a consultant (5%) or policy maker (5%). More than 80% of the students find a job within 6 months after their studies and we have a strong linked in alumni network of more than 100 ex-MPS students that can help you to find a job. What is more important, in the Groningen area the “Life Cooperative” combines efforts of tens of small and larger businesses with more than 2,100 fte personnel working in the area of medical-pharmaceutical research and business, and is growing fast.

We also offer students who want to seek for a career abroad a global atmosphere, with small international academic student communities, which will prepare you for challenging global job positions.

When you have finished the Master's programme in Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences you have multiple career options. You are optimally prepared to start a research career but you can also choose for a position that links science to business and policy. We have a strong Linked In network of former MPS students who can help you with preparing your career and finding job positions.

Researcher (usually as a PhD) in a variety of organizations:

* Universities
* Academic and general hospitals
* Pharmaceutical, biomedical and food industries

Positions linking medical pharmaceutical sciences to a business or policy strategy in:
* Governmental and semi-governmental institutions such as the Medicines Evaluation Board or the Ministry of Health and Welfare
* Societal and patient organizations, and the Life Cooperative



current job market

Potentiële beroepen

  • afdelingsmanager/apotheker farmaceutische industrie (leidt productie-, researchafdeling)
  • apotheker
  • bedrijfshoofd farmaceutisch industrieel bedrijf (meewerkend <50%)
  • directeur onderzoeksinstelling farmacie
  • manager farmaceutisch bedrijf (groot)
  • registratiemedewerker/farmacoloog
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker farmacie
  • ziekenhuisapotheker
bron: CBS

Contact

sciencemasters@rug.nl

For international students who are interested in a Campus Tour or have other practical questions

Academic Advisor

For questions regarding the programme

Reinoud Gosens

Professor of Translational Pharmacology - for questions Pharmaceutical Design&Engineering track

Inge de Graaf

Senior lecturer of Drug metabolism and Toxicology - for questions Toxicology & Drug Disposition

Eelko Hak

Professor of Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology - for questions Pharmacoepidemiology track

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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