Many diseases can be treated effectively with medicines. Our BSc program is the first step towards becoming an all-around pharmaceutical expert and a career in the pharmacy or drug research lab.
Our Bachelor's degree program in Pharmacy combines chemistry with biology and medicine. Simply put, you will learn what medicines are, how they work, and how they are developed and administered, and what their impact is on a population's health and economics. You will learn about human (patho)physiology, and the pharmacist's role in the quest for new compounds to prevent, halt or cure disease. Based on a strong research tradition, our multidisciplinary program provides a solid scientific foundation for students. If you are interested in healthcare, the program includes courses about the indispensable contribution of the pharmacist to patient care. If drug research is more your thing, the program will open the door to the molecular world of pharmacy and how you can explore it. Students can choose from elective courses to individualize their programs to their own specific interests.
Our English-taught BSc degree program offers you the academic basis to help you on your way to becoming a versatile healthcare professional, as a pharmacist or a pharmaceutical scientist. You will gain the tools to contribute to improved healthcare through medicines and therapies tailored to the individual patient, also referred to as Personalized Medicine.
Why study this program in Groningen?
Pharmacy research and education in Groningen is rooted in the natural sciences and has strong ties to the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). Our program thus provides a unique, bench-to-bedside learning experience.
In Groningen, you will be educated by skilled instructors, practicing pharmacists, and internationally renowned researchers.
We prepare our students for broader career opportunities in today's global society by offering our Pharmacy Bachelor program in English.
The Pharmacy program in Groningen ranks first in the annual Elsevier Student Survey of best degree programs in the Netherlands, as well as in the Keuzegids Universiteiten (Education Guide for Universities).
Our faculty has been home over the years to two Nobel Prize winners, one in Physics (Frits Zernike, 1953), the other more recently in Chemistry (Ben Feringa, 2016).
GRIP, the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy.
In Pharmacy, our academic educational program is strongly linked to our research program. We consider it important that our students are exposed to the latest research developments throughout the course of their studies. In the Pharmacy BSc, each student has the opportunity to conduct research to broaden his/her academic development.
At GRIP, our researchers strive to discover and refine medicines and devise ever more effective therapies. GRIP’s research ambition is to contribute to the pharmaceutical sciences as a whole, from basic areas, such as chemical analysis and synthesis, to pharmaceutical practice and patient-oriented research. Our efforts will help promote the new, patient-centric healthcare trend, personalized medicine, which seeks to improve patient care through individualized treatment.
In lectures, lab courses, and your own research project, you will be instructed by, and closely work together with, the scientific staff of our research institute, GRIP. These researchers are true specialists and belong to the global experts in their respective fields.