|Study location||Italy, Pavia|
|Nominal duration||5 anni (300 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€4,500.00 per year
Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
High-school diploma awarded after at least 12 years of documented education.
Access to the Degree Course in Farmacia has a local entry test requirement.
For further information please contact the Welcome Point
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: Italian.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are a non European student residing abroad, you need to do a pre-enrollment via Italian Consulate and start the visa procedures. The official admission at the University of Pavia will be possible only after you will have done this pre-enrollment. Please get in contact with the Italian authority in your country as soon as possible (deadline 24 July).
Non-eu students residing abroad who would like to enroll in a study course completely taught in Italian, have to prove their knowledge of the language through an Italian language test.
The following are excluded from this obligation:
For further information, consult the “Pavia Linguistic Center website”: http: //cla.unipv.it/? Page_id = 179.
The single-cycle degree program in “Farmacia” pursues the general objective of conferring knowledge and skills useful to operate, with high qualification, in the sectors related to production, control and dispensation of drugs and health products.
In particular, the attainment of the degree in “Farmacia” and the related professional qualification authorizes the carrying out of the profession of Pharmacist, in accordance with the EEC directive 85/432, and the exercise of complex of professional activities for the evaluation and control of the numerous steps to which drugs must be subject, from the production stages up to the final step of the distribution and use by the population.
The single-cycle degree program in “Farmacia” aims to provide a set of theoretical and practical knowledge in chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, pharmacological and toxicological fields that, critically elaborated to form a consolidated and multidisciplinary complex of skills, allow graduates to lend their qualified work in the entire chain of the complex process that, from the structural design, leads to the production and control of drugs according to the rules codified in pharmacopoeias.
In particular, the degree program in Pharmacy provides a thorough and adequate scientific preparation, for multidisciplinarity and quality, to operate in sectors such as hospitals, public and private pharmacies and, more generally, in all areas where these skills are requested, in scientific and professional resources which constitute the patrimony of the pharmacist.
Peculiar characteristics of the proposed educational system are the following:
a) Great attention given to basic medical-biological disciplines;
b) Reserved space, among the characterizing educational activities, to the biological – pharmacological disciplines;
c) Inclusion, among the similar or complementary training activities, of courses aimed at integrating and consolidating medical culture and providing the necessary elements of business organization and communication techniques.
These specificities respond to the need to stimulate and consolidate, supporting it with training investments, the innovative role that the pharmacist is taking in the interaction with the doctor, for an increasingly effective choice of pharmacological therapies, and with the public, towards whom the Pharmacist represents, especially in some situations, the first medical garrison.
Consistent with the functions provided for the Pharmacist within the National Health Service, the graduate in Pharmacy also has specific knowledge in drug distribution and correct information to the public about the therapeutic-toxicological characteristics of the active ingredients contained in pharmaceutical forms.
The provision of this knowledge contributes significantly to the compulsory professional internships, for a total period of 6 months (30 ECTS), to be carried out at a pharmacy open to the public or hospital (for a maximum quota of 3 months).
The skills in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance, supplemented by those mentioned above, allow the graduate in Pharmacy to educate the public on the correct use of drugs and perform, this way, a function of significant social value.
The training acquired in the basic chemical, chemical-pharmaceutical and technological-pharmaceutical disciplines combined with the medical-biological-pharmacological one mentioned above, confers to the graduate in Pharmacy the useful skills to operate effectively in the preparation and dispensation of medicines, as well as in drug information.
In particular, graduates in Pharmacy shall:
- Acquire and know how to use chemical, biological, pharmacological, technological and legislative knowledge useful for the professional fulfillment of the pharmaceutical service within the national health service;
- Interact profitably, based on their multidisciplinary knowledge, with all the figures in health professions;
- Have the skills and abilities necessary to carry out drugs preparation and control activities.
The nature and extent of the training activities set by the course also confer to the graduate in Pharmacy:
- Good command of the scientific method of investigation;
- Ability to independently elaborate, finalize and apply original ideas or procedures also in research contexts.
Study plan and further information are available at this link
Graduates of this Master’s Degree course will possess the scientific basis and theoretical and practical preparation necessary to practice as a pharmacist and to operate as experts in drugs and health products (food for special medical purposes and for a particular diet, cosmetics, herbal medicine, diagnostics, medical-surgical devices, etc.).
The vocational profile of a pharmacist is related to a healthcare operator who, in the context of their multidisciplinary scientific and technological skills (in terms of chemistry, biology, pharmacy, technology, pharmacology, toxicology, legislative procedure and deontological approach) contributes to the achievement of the objectives defined by the National Health Service, to respond adequately to the changing needs of society in the health system.
By obtaining the Master’s Degree and consequently the professional qualification, the graduate performs the profession of pharmacist and is authorized to the exercise of several activities, such as:
- Drugs preparation, control, storage and distribution in pharmacies open to the public or in hospital pharmacies;
- Diffusion of information and advice in the field of health products;
- Storage and distribution of drugs at a wholesale stage;
- Production and control of medicines in industry;
- Quality control of medicinal products in public or private laboratories;
- Production and control of medical or medical-surgical devices;
- Analysis and quality control of dietetic products;
- Analysis and control of the physical-chemical and hygienic characteristics of mineral waters.