Master Study Program in Pharmacy

General

Program Description

The Faculty of Pharmacy offers a five-year Master Study Program in Pharmacy (5 years, 10 semesters), including a 6-months professional practical training experience in community pharmacies (public and/or hospital) in Slovakia or in the European Union. The recommended study plan consists of obligatory, obligatory elective, and elective courses to gain a minimum of 300 ECTS credits. The study program Pharmacy is fully accredited according to legal regulations of the European Union and the Pharmacy Master Diploma issued by Comenius University is recognized in all the other Member States of the European Union, as well as worldwide. 

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Education

The graduate from the study program Pharmacy is defined by high-level knowledge and practical skills in chemical, biological, medical and, particularly, pharmaceutical disciplines. The graduate has deep knowledge of everything that happens to a medicinal product in the human organism; its effects and adverse effects; as well as the health and social aspects of the use of medicinal products. The graduate masters pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical, chemical, microbiological, biological trials on medicinal products for human use. The graduate can evaluate scientific data on medicinal products and provide related information based on such proficiency. The graduate has adequate knowledge of legal and other requirements related to pharmaceutical practice. The study program fully complies with the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications. 

Singularity
The graduate is a pharmacist, a highly-skilled professional, and a genuine expert, who, as the only one in society, knows everything about drugs, medicinal products, and their effects. 

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Expertise
The graduate of the study program Pharmacy is defined by high-level knowledge and practical skills in chemical, biological, medical and, particularly, pharmaceutical disciplines. The graduate possesses a deep knowledge of everything that happens to a medicinal product in the human organism; its effects and adverse effects; as well as the health and social aspects of the use of medicinal products. 

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Experience
The graduate is able to master pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical, chemical, microbiological, biological trials on medicinal products for human use. The graduate can evaluate scientific data on medicinal products and provide related information based on such proficiency. The graduate has adequate knowledge of legal and other requirements related to pharmaceutical practice. 

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Potentialities
The graduates can realize their potentialities in the field of health care in various types of pharmacies (public, hospital), in institutes of drug quality control of all levels, at worksites of clinical pharmacy, clinical biochemistry, hygienic service, pharmaceutical industry, commercial representation of pharmaceutical companies, distributing companies, research, education of health care professionals, etc. 

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Fulfillment
The Faculty graduates are always welcome by the labor market and they can very easily find attractive careers with personal and financial fulfillment, not only in the Slovak Republic and in their home countries but worldwide as well.

Admissions

Admissions for 2020/2021 are now open. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2020. Applicants are required to pass an entrance exam, whether pen-and-paper or distantly by electronic means. Admission tests are written in English and consist of 100 MCQ questions in Biology (50 questions) and Chemistry (50 questions), based on a general secondary/high-school level. 

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Facts 

  • About 1 500 students, of which about 15 % international students from different countries
  • 11 specialized teaching departments

  

  • 2 own teaching pharmacies that serve as community pharmacies as well 
  • Highly qualified teaching staff with long-standing national and international teaching and research experience 
  • New laboratories and lecture rooms with up-to-date equipment 

  • All levels of Pharmacy education, including post-graduate PharmD and Ph.D. programs, specialization, etc.
  • International exchange programs, including bilateral contracts with 30+ partner universities in Europe, Asia, and the USA
  • Scientific Centre of Excellence, central scientific laboratories, various research projects
  • A large Medicinal Plants Garden
  • Central Library 
  • Gym and fitness equipment 
  • Own canteens and cafeterias 

Prestige 
The Comenius University Faculty of Pharmacy is the only faculty of its kind in Slovakia. The faculty raises original pharmacy professionals by integrating knowledge from natural sciences and medicine as well as specific pharmaceutical sciences. 

Tradition 
Slovak pharmaceutical university studies have been existing for more than 70 years and more than 11 000 students graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy in Bratislava. 

Accreditation 
The study program Pharmacy fully complies with the European Union Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications. 

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Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

The Faculty of Pharmacy is part of the greatest, oldest and outstanding University in Slovakia. Comenius University in Bratislava is a modern European university which in 2019 was celebrating its 100t ... Read More

The Faculty of Pharmacy is part of the greatest, oldest and outstanding University in Slovakia. Comenius University in Bratislava is a modern European university which in 2019 was celebrating its 100th anniversary. It is the only Slovak university to be regularly ranked in the international rankings of the best universities in the world. With thirteen faculties, it offers the widest selection of study programs (over 800) at three levels, and several of these study programs are the only ones of their kind offered in Slovakia. There is a wide range of areas of human knowledge to choose from when studying, be it in medicine, the humanities, and social sciences, the natural sciences, mathematics, theology, and much more. Read less