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What is the content of the course of studies?

The study of pharmacy conveys all relevant pharmaceutical aspects and is a prerequisite for the profession of pharmacist. The main subjects of the course are pharmaceutical biology, pharmaceutical/medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical technology/biopharmaceutical, pharmacology and toxicology and clinical pharmacology.

Where can I find employment later on?
There is a very wide range of careers for pharmacists. Employers may be: public pharmacies (very common), hospital pharmacies, health insurance companies, supervisory authorities, regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. In the latter, the field of work is also very varied: including analytics/quality control and assurance, licensing, medical sciences and information, drug production and galenics, clinical research and development, drug development and synthesis.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Possible fields of work are in the traditional pharmacist fields of public and hospital pharmacies, as well as activities in administration and research (university or industry).

What are the entry requirements?
  • General higher education entrance qualification, advanced technical college certificate, vocational qualification and three years of professional activity, master, business administrator.
What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
Semester fee: € 300


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Information about studying

Who offers this course?

Universität Hamburg

Type of study

University studies


Eight semesters

Qualification on completion

Second state examination

Special features

An eight-week clinical traineeship (internship) must be completed during the basic studies. For the third state examination, a one-year period of practical training must be completed after eight semesters of studies as a condition for practising the profession of pharmacist.

State recognition