School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmaSchool) was founded in 1672. At the time, the pharmacy was the obvious work place. Today, pharmacists also work in modern pharmaceutical companies dealing with the universe of molecules finding new solutions in terms of fighting diseases.
The Dane Hans Christian Ørsted was interested in chemistry and therefore became a pharmacist in 1797. He was one of the leading people of the Danish Golden Age's in the 18th century and one of his close friends was the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Hans Christian Ørsted discovered electromagnetism in 1820 and was one of many pharmacists graduate of the University of Copenhagen who made remarkable research.
Drugs constitute the core in all the research and education at PharmaSchool. Drug research is interdisciplinary by nature. Thus, research and education at PharmaSchool comprise an integration of natural-, health-, social- and technical sciences.
When you study at PharmaSchool in Copenhagen /in Medicon Valley, you will get the vibrant life in Copenhagen, combined with an easy introduction to the network and places in the region. You will get an extraordinary opportunity to get a network and jobs in the future. The university’s medical and pharmaceutical research are part of a larger ecosystem, where independent basic research is linked to translational and clinical research. The region’s Medicon Valley is one of Europe’s three largest business lusters within biotechnology, medicine and medical technology.
The University of Copenhagen, PharmaSchool offers educational programmes within the pharmaceutical field.
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pharmacy – 3-year programme in Danish
- Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacy – 2-year programme in Danish
- Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmaceutical Sciences – 2-year programme in Danish
The University of Copenhagen does not offer BSc or MSc programmes in pharmacy in English.
Both two-year full-time programmes are aimed at international and Danish students, who go for an education focusing on the pharmaceutical sector with great opportunities to work all over the world.
- Master of Industrial Drug Development (MIND)
- Master of Medicines Regulatory Affairs (MRA)
There are courses on the inter-faculty master’s programme in Environmental Science as well as courses at Copenhagen Summer University.
Pharmaceutical literature can be found on Copenhagen University Library - Health Sciences - Pharma, which is one of many libraries under the University of Copenhagen.
The aim of the Pharma-collection is to support research and teaching at PharmaSchool, University of Copenhagen, but the collection is publicly available and thus also provides services to private individuals and companies. The library's collection consist of new and older books, periodicals, a large number of databases and other material. The assembly of electronic material is governed by the licenses. In addition, there is a special collection of pharmacopoeias and an older collection of literature on the pharmacies and pharmaceutical production.
You can find the collection at KUB Nord, Nørre Allé 49. KUB Nord, Nørre Allé 49.