Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
Degree programme
Single cycle Master’s degree (5 years)
Course title (Classe)
LM-13 – Farmacia e Farmacia Industriale

Capped (max 150 students). More information will be published on the webpage Enrolments


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Student Services Office

Novara, Largo Donegani 2/3

Teaching locations

Novara, via Largo Donegani 2/3

Course Director

Course overview

The course provides a theoretical and practical grounding which allows you to acquire the skills necessary for management of a multidisciplinary process – from planning to production, formulation and control of pharnaceutical drugs or other health products. The programme covers complex and diverse disciplines in the chemical-pharmaceutical, biochemical-pharmacological, pharmaceutical technology and nutraceutical-dietary fields. Many different laboratory activities are also followed, culminating in a 6-month full-time research period to prepare an original research dissertation. The programme also involves a six-month internship in a pharmacy open to the general public or, partially, in a hospital pharmacy.


Key features

  • A balanced study programme, with both chemical and biological elements
  • Modern structures and equipment, with friendly and helpful teaching staff
  • Experimental study thesis, performed in high-level research laboratories
  • Opportunity to study abroad (with Erasmus and Free.Mover programmes)
  • A variety of career and employment options

Erasmus partner institutions

  • Belgium: Mons (Hainaut-Condorcet), Gent.
  • Finland: Helsinki.
  • France: Angers.
  • Germany: Kiel “Christian-Albrecht”.
  • Lithuania: Kaunas.
  • Malta: Malta (Msida).
  • Poland: Wroclaw.
  • Portugal: Porto.
  • Spain: “Rovira i Virgili” (Tarragona), Elche, San Jorge (Saragozza), Seville, Oviedo, Granada.

Career and employment options

  • Various roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Research and Development, Regulatory Matters, Production, Quality Control)
  • Roles in the field of Quality Control for food, cosmetics, herbal products, and medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical detailing/medical sales representative
  • Analytical laboratory technician
  • Pharmacist (in general pharmacies, over-the-counter pharmacies, intermediary distribution), subject to passing the relevant State Exam.
  • Chemist, subject to passing the relevant State Exam.

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