MA in Drug Discovery and Development


Area of Studies

medical sciences



Degree (in English)

Master’s degree

  • English
Course Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS points



Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian Univeristy – Medical College

Tuition and Other Fees

For the 1st year: 25 200 PLN

For the 2nd year: 25 200 PLN

In total: 50 400 PLN

 Application fee is 100 PLN

Application Deadline(s)

1st application round - 26th June 2024 2nd application round – 4th September 2024

Course Description

Course Profile

Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) is a programme focused on all aspects of identifying drug candidates and introducing new medicines to the market. Its mission is to deliver high-level specialists, equipped with a highly applied scientific basis for discovery and development of novel pharmacotherapeutics, combined with focused, real-life practical skills. This degree provides a solid grounding in pharmaceutical sciences, together with an opportunity to specialize in a particular drug discovery and development area.

The first semester is devoted to providing a basic understanding of drug discovery and development as well as key chemical, biological and pathophysiological aspects relevant to drug research.

The second semester provides wide and well-balanced training in pharmaceutical sciences, which serves as a basis for further, specialized skills development.

The third and fourth semesters are focused on one of the three leading areas:

Medicinal Chemistry

Experimental Pharmacology

Model Informed Drug Development

Education Requirements

Higher education diploma (at least undergraduate) in the fields of: pharmaceutical sciences, medical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences and health sciences.

 English language skills sufficient for undertaking studies, confirmed during the interview by the university unit responsible for the programme.


Welcome Centre:


phone: (+48) 12 663 26 62, and (+48) 12 663 26 63



Jagiellonian University in Kraków


Admissions Office

ul. Gołębia 24

31-007 Kraków, Poland

phone: +48 12 663 14 01

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