Studying Pharmacy at the University of Milan
The duration of the single cycle Master's degree programme is five years and is divided into ten semesters.
Teaching of first cycle Bachelor's degree programme is organised into six semesters over three years, and that of the second cycle is offered over four semesters and two years. All degree courses include lectures, guided laboratory exercises, and independent study.
The University’s teaching regulations and those for each degree programme establish that credit (CFU) should include the following commitments:
- 8 hours of lectures or equivalent educational activities and 17 hours of independent study
- 16 hours of exercises or equivalent assisted activities and 9 hours of independent study
- 25 hours of independent study
- 25 hours of independent practice in the laboratory (activity related to the preparation of the thesis)
- 30 hours of apprenticeship, for Pharmacy and for Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies
- 25 hours of apprenticeship, for the Bachelors and Masters courses.
To enable entry to the State Board Exam licensing practice as a pharmacist, the single cycle Master's degree programmes in Pharmacy and in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies provide for a mandatory traineeship at either a pharmacy that is open to the public or at a hospital pharmacy.
Bachelor's and Master's programmes also include compulsory traineeships, the duration of which will vary according to the programme, but in this case the internships can be completed within university structures or external bodies and companies.
Admission to the final exam is subject to the acquisition of a certain number of credits (CFU) and the preparation of a thesis paper.
The number of credits required and the ways in which the thesis work must be carried out are specific to each Degree Programme.