Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Pharmacy

Drugs are the focal point for all research and teaching at the faculty. Research in the area of ​​pharmaceuticals is inherently interdisciplinary. The faculty's research and education thus includes an integration of science, health, social and technical sciences. Here you'll read on pharmaceutical training, get a master's in pharmaceutical sciences, you get a Ph.D., go to graduate school and after, or further education.

Pharmaceutical Sciences merged on 1 January 2007 together with the Royal. Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen - for DFU's case under the name of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FARMA).

Researchers and students remain at the address University Park 2 - now as part of fram the University of North Campus . The location in Copenhagen and thus in the Oresund region means close proximity to one of the world's biggest powerhouses in medicine and biotechnology.

As was the case in DFU constitutes drugs focal point for all research and teaching at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences - which will also be the only place in Denmark where trained pharmacists.

FARMA has about 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students, 110 doctoral students, 70 students of the Faculty's master's degrees and 120 enkeltfags- and visiting students. The number of employees is around 350, of which about half are faculty members, and they are divided into three departments, the library and the administration.

FARMA offers highly qualified teaching based on an integration of chemical, biological, pharmaceutical and society-related subjects, which together means that pharmacists are experts in the fields of research, development, testing, production, control and use of drugs.

The Pharmaceutical College was founded in 1892 in Stockholm Street in Copenhagen and moved in 1942 to larger premises in University Park in Østerbro and changing of the name to Danish School of Pharmacy. The name was changed again in 2003, this time to the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Pharmaceutical training

Training for pharmacists is a five-year master's program, which consists of a three-year bachelor program and a two-year kandidatdel. As finished graduate is one cand.pham. 15 percent of graduates choose to subsequently perform the 3-year PhD program (PhD).

Pharmacists are mainly engaged in the pharmaceutical industry and other industry (including food industry), pharmacy and hospital pharmacy, laboratories, environmental, education and administration.

Among the pharmacists who graduated within the last ten years, about 65% employed in industry (mainly pharmaceutical and biotech industry), ca. 15% of pharmacists and about 20% in the public sector.

Corresponding figures for the doctoral students, half are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, 25% in the universities, while the rest are employed in the public sector or in industry in general.

Master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences

The pharmaceutical industry is Denmark's second largest export industry, and with the strong growth, the demand for pharmacists and other graduates with drug background risen correspondingly. To meet industry needs, providing PHARMA therefore the MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences for non-pharmaceutical undergraduates with a solid chemical and biological background who wish to qualify for a job in the pharmaceutical sector.

The centerpiece of the program is drugs, and the candidates who receive the title MSc. in pharmaceutical sciences, typically find employment in the pharmaceutical industry.


Also within continuing education provider FARMA several programs, three master's degrees:

All Masters courses for professionals in work who would like to continue learning and developing new skills in the area of ​​pharmaceuticals. The courses can be taken at the pace that suits the individual student and can thus be adapted to work and family.


The university's academic area is organized in three institutes, all of which covers research and teaching.

FARMA got new departmental structure of 1st August 2005, when the number of banks was reduced from five to three. The new departments are:


Universitetsparken 2
2100 København Ø.

Contact info

Telefon: 35 32 26 26

E-mail: pharmaschool@sund.ku.dk


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