Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
The degree programme in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology provides students with the chemical, pharmacological, technological and regulative knowledge and competences required to work, through the assumption of positions of responsibility, in all sectors directly or indirectly connected with the design, development, manufacture, testing and commercialisation of medications and health products.
The course also provides students with the professional training required to practice as pharmacists at the community and hospital levels, and to work as pharmaceutical sales representatives. In particular, the programme aims to train professional figures who, on the strength of their multidisciplinary competences, meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, the cosmetic, medical device and dietary supplement sectors, public and private research and regulative authorities in the health field.
The training provided is therefore of a multidisciplinary nature and provides the following:
- training in the basic scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine), equipping students with solid theoretic and practical competences alongside the main subject areas;
- the in-depth chemical, pharmaceutical, biochemical and pharmacological training required for the design and development of new biologically active molecules;
- the scientific and technological knowledge needed for the design, development and testing of forms of dosage for medications and health products;
- familiarity with the national and supranational regulations concerning medications and health products;
- the planning and operational capacities required to carry out research in the key sectors covered by the degree programme; training is provided as part of the thesis, which must be experimental in nature;
- the professional knowledge required to practice pharmacy under the national health service training through completion of a professional internship, as per directive 85/432/ECC.
Upon successful completion of related professional training, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology graduates are qualified, as per directive 85/432/ECC, to practice pharmacy professionally and to engage in the following professional occupations:
- the preparation of pharmaceutical forms for medications;
- the manufacture and testing of medications;
- the testing of medications in control laboratories;
- the storage, conservation and distribution of medications during wholesale;
- the preparation, testing, storage and distribution of medications in pharmacies open to the public and hospital pharmacies;
- the circulation of information and advice in the relevant sector.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Students must have level B2 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
- Erasmus+, Erasmus+ Placement, and Erasmus Mundus in the geographical areas where the partner universities / institutions are based (Europe and the Balkans);
- traineeships with i) Department of Pharmacology and Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, USA; ii) Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Japan
Activities: attending courses, working on the degree thesis, doing a research internship or the internship in Hospital Pharmacy.
The Erasmus+ Placement Programme allows you to do an internship abroad with companies or other organizations.
Partner universities / organizations offer the possibility of carrying out research activities in a wide range of scientific fields covered by the Degree Programme. You can find all the information on the fields of study and the training opportunities offered by our partner universities at https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/studiare-allestero/partire-con-erasmus/come-partecipare/erasmus-aree/erasmus-6 .
Mobility recognition procedure: each student, depending on the time period abroad, will submit a Learning Agreement detailing educational activities for a number of appropriate CFU credits:
- 3 months: 20 CFU;
- 6 months: 30 CFUs;
- 12 months: 60 CFU
- 3 months: 20 CFU (6 CFU within the study plan + 14 CFU outside the study plan);
- 6 months: 30 CFU (18 CFU within the study plan + 12 CFU outside the study plan);
- 9 months: 45 CFU (24 CFU within the study plan + 21 CFU outside the study plan);
Students going abroad for their internship in Hospital Pharmacy can propose a Learning Agreement for up to 4 months and 20 CFU. This activity is subject to pre-requirements set out in the Student Information Booklet.
Evaluation of the study period abroad: students must acquire at least 70% of the credits set out in the Learning Agreement. For thesis / internship activities, you must have acquired all the credits provided for by the Learning Agreement.
Incentives: students who have satisfactorily completed the training programme will have incentives in the form of additional points towards the graduation mark (0-3 points depending on the length of the study period, the number of credits earned and the overall achievement), which will be awarded by the degree commission, on the proposal of the supervisor.
Mandatory for laboratory courses; strongly recommended for other teaching courses
- Coordinatore corso di laurea: Prof.ssa Maria Luisa Gelmi
Via Venezian, 21
+3902 503 14481
- Coordinatore ERASMUS: Prof.ssa Francesca Clerici
Via Venezian, 21
+3902 503 14472
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- Coordinatore dei trasferimenti e passaggi di corso: Prof.ssa Francesca Selmin
Via Colombo, 71
+3902 503 24645
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- Vicepresidente del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale: Prof.ssa Donatella Caruso
Via Balzaretti, 9
+3902 503 18323
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For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
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The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including:
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