Drug Research and Management
Bringing Drugs to Market Maturity
As a specialist in the pharmaceutical industry, in a regulatory agency, or in a health care facility, you plan and monitor the complex processes of drug development, approval and marketing. You know the interplay of framework conditions, including the pharmaceutical, medical, economic and legal contexts, in which a new drug reaches market maturity.
The Master’s Degree Program in Drug Research and Management imparts knowledge of the product life cycle of drugs, from development and testing to approval and marketing. You will acquire knowledge in multiple disciplines, drawing simultaneously on science, law and business. In the process, you will develop an analytical and strategic understanding of systems in order to coordinate work processes with other departments and communicate with government agencies.
Drug Research and Management (M.Sc.)
- Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Type of course
- Distance education with in-class unit
- 24 months (standard program duration)
Beginning of course
- Students can start at any time
Distance Studies at DUW
- Practical, relevant curriculum
- Up-to-date learning on the Online Campus
- Individual supervision
- Free one-month trial study
In the continuing education Master’s Degree Program in Drug Research and Management, you will develop an analytical and strategic, systematic understanding of the principal processes in the pharmaceutical industry. You will acquire the transdisciplinary knowledge of science, law and business that will enable you to understand the various steps of research, development, testing, manufacturing and marketing of a drug, and to participate in obtaining its approval in the European and worldwide markets. You will be able to coordinate processes professionally with experts in different departments, and communicate with government health agencies.
The part time study program for working professionals in Drug Research and Management is aimed mainly at graduates in the life sciences who have at least a year’s work experience in a pharmaceutical company, a government health agency, a pharmacy or a research facility. This program of study is particularly advantageous for:
- Professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry in a medical or scientific department, in R&D, or in quality assurance or quality control who, after an initial phase of specialized work experience, want to obtain qualifications for further career advancements through a generalist continuing education program.
- Doctoral candidates in the life sciences, including pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, human or veterinary medicine who aspire to a position in an international context in the pharmaceutical industry or a drug regulatory agency.
You work in the pharmaceutical sector on the research and development, approval, production, marketing, or safety monitoring of active substances or drugs. You are responsible for the planning, coordination, conduct or documentation of studies and projects, for example, or for evaluating their results. Your area of responsibility is integrated in the pharmaceutical value chain with its complex framework. Thus your professional duties require specialized knowledge in order to ensure that your actions are in keeping with the scientific and technological state of the art. At the same time, in order to ensure the sustainability and profitability of your work, you must constantly stay abreast of its interdependencies with regulatory and business conditions, which change constantly with the ongoing discussion of health policy and with new research findings.
To enroll in the Master’s Degree Program in Drug Research and Management, you must have an undergraduate degree, preferably in a life science subject such as pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or human or veterinary medicine, and at least a year of related work experience. You must also demonstrate sufficient German and English language skills (at least level B2/C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). English proficiency may be proved by:
- An internet-based TOEFL score of at least 80;
- A paper-based TOEFL score of at least 550,
- A TOEIC score of at least 750,
- A Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE), Level B, or
- One semester of university studies with English as the only course language.
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- The course syllabus
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- Timetable of in-class units
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