Pharmacy

Field of study:
Pharmacy
Type:
Uniform Master's studies
Field of study:
Duration of study:
5,5 years (11 semesters)
Mode:
full-time
Obtained title:
master
Language:
Polish | English
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Why should you choose this field?

Pharmacy is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious fields of study in Poland, offered only by the best universities. It is considered a demanding but rewarding pursuit. Wherever the health of another person is at stake, the highest standards of education are required. Pharmacy studies at UEHS provide the highest quality of education, ensured by brilliant, experienced, and dedicated lecturers.

By choosing to study pharmacy, you will learn comprehensively about active substances used in medicine and how they interact. By studying you will find answers to questions such as what is the pharmaceutic phase, the pharmacokinetic phase, and the pharmacodynamic phase. You will explore the step by step process of drug manufacturing and discover the difference between lozenges and tablets, wet cough syrup, and dry cough syrup. Moreover, you will learn how to explain pharmaceutical knowledge to patients in a simplified, more accessible way. You will understand metabolic pathways and drugs’ targets
* Before studying, read the contents of the curriculum or consult a doctor or a pharmacist…

What sets us apart?

  • UEHS is the first and only non-public university in Poland that provides studies in pharmacy!
  • Studies are conducted in cooperation with the elite Department of New Technologies and Chemistry of the Jarosław Dąbrowski Military University of Technology – using cutting edge laboratory infrastructure!
  • Studies are conducted in cooperation with prestigious business and scientific partners (e.g., the Transfer of Science Institute, the prof. Wacław Dąbrowski Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology – State Research Institute).
  • We emphasize practice – we stress the importance of preparation towards real-life scenarios of work in pharmacies, pharmaceutical industry, and research laboratories.
  • Emphasis on training skills to provide pharmaceutical care.
  • We are the number one University in terms of internationalization in Poland! Study in a cross-cultural environment with people from all over the world.

What can you do after graduation?

Although some pharmacy graduates take up employment in pharmacies, this choice is just one of many career paths open to you. Companies in the pharmaceutical industry are constantly looking for new highly educated employees with pharmaceutical qualifications, whose responsibilities are extremely diverse. This pathway includes, for example, drug registration specialists or new drug product research and development specialists. In addition, a common motivation for choosing to study pharmacy is also the desire to work abroad. The profession is among the few for which the principle of automatic recognition of qualifications applies in the European Union. This means that Polish pharmacy graduates can take up employment in any European Union country in a simplified manner. After studying pharmacy at UEHS, you will become a marketable specialist with the potential for high earnings. Already during your studies, you will meet our business partners who offer jobs to pharmacists in renowned pharmacies and the pharmaceutical industry overall – including abroad. You will also be prepared to provide pharmaceutical care, work in teams involved in clinical drug trials and research, and development laboratories working on new drugs.

Partners

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This is the right programme for you if:

You know perfectly well what you want to do in life and you are determined to pursue an education in the pharmaceutical field.
You want to gain up-to-date pharmacy knowledge in line with the latest trends, research, and scientific achievements.

You want to study pharmacy in a university that is modern, open to the needs of students, dynamically developing, international, business- and research-oriented.

Programme and structure of studies

MASTER STUDIES

they last
5,5 years (11 semesters)
are worth
340 ECTS credits
(European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
end with
a master’s degree in pharmacy

The curriculum implemented at the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw is fully compliant with The standard of education preparing for the profession of pharmacist. The curriculum has been supplemented with courses designed to make you as familiar as possible with important and current issues in the work of a pharmacist. Students will learn about currently popular issues related to radiopharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals and dermopharmaceuticals, medical orthopedic and diagnostic self-application devices, and more. The study also includes a number of practical courses that prepare you for work in modern drug design R&D laboratories. Eager students will also be able to pursue optional additional course modules, e.g., military preparation, German language and intercultural preparation, pharmaceutical care. Our extensive network of partners provides opportunities for attractive apprenticeships, both mandatory and optional.

First year of studies

The first year of study focuses on courses designed to provide a well-established knowledge of the biomedical and physicochemical foundations of pharmacy. Among other things, students will learn the basics of general and inorganic chemistry, the fundamentals of biology and biophysics as well as human physiology and anatomy. The curriculum also includes social science courses that give a broader context to the pharmaceutical profession.

Semester I
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
OHS 0 L 8
General and inorganic chemistry (I) 6 L, T, LAB 75
Biology with genetics 3 L, T, LAB 45
Biophysics 2 L, LAB 20
Mathematics 3 L, T 45
Psychology and sociology 2 T 30
Latin 2 T 30
Advanced first aid 3 T 30
Electives 4 L 30
Semester II
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
General and inorganic chemistry (II) 5 L, T, LAB 60
Pharmaceutical botany 7 L, T, LAB 90
Statistics 3 L, T 40
Physiology 7 L, T 60
Human anatomy 4 L, T 45
Pathophysiology 4 L, T, LAB 60
History of pharmacy 1 L 15
History of philosophy 1 L 15
Foreign language 2 LG 30

L – lecture; W – workshop; LG – foreign language course; T – tutorial; LAB – laboratory; WE – work experience

In the first semester of study, the student chooses a total of 1 from a pool of 2 elective courses. The list includes the following:

  • Organization and Management Theory
  • Fundamentals of Economics;

Second year of studies

The second year of study continues the courses concerning the physical and chemical foundations of pharmacy. The main emphasis is on imparting the comprehensive chemical knowledge necessary to understand diverse pharmaceutical issues. From the second year onward, courses in drug analysis, synthesis and technology as well as biopharmaceutics, begin.

Semester III
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Analytical chemistry (I) 6 L, T, LAB 75
Organic chemistry (I) 4 L, T, LAB 60
Synthesis and identification of organic compounds 5 L, T, SEM 65
Biochemistry 8 L, T, LAB 105
Bromatology 3 L, T, LAB 45
Self-use orthopedic and diagnostic medical devices 4 L, T 60
Foreign language 2 LG 30
Sports and recreational activities 0 T 30
Semester IV
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Analytical chemistry (II) 6 L, T, LAB 75
Organic chemistry (II) 4 L, T, LAB 60
Physical chemistry 6 L, T, LAB 80
Molecular biology 2 L, T 30
Biomedical polymers, biomaterials, and nanomaterials 4 T, SEM 45
Pharmacokinetics 2 L, T 30
Molecular modeling and drug design 5 L, T, LAB 75
Foreign language 2 LG 30
Sports and recreational activities 0 T 30

L – lecture; W – workshop; LG – foreign language course; T – tutorial; LAB – laboratory; WE – work experience

Third year of study

The third year of study is a crucial period in the educational path for pharmacy students. Starting in the fifth semester, the curriculum includes courses devoted to drug chemistry and pharmacognosy, which are key subjects for pharmacy. The sixth semester also includes the implementation of a one-month summer internship (placement) in a retail pharmacy.

Semester V
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Drug chemistry (I) 10 L, T, LAB, SEM 160
Pharmacognosy (I) 7 L, T, LAB, SEM 90
Immunology 3 L, T 45
Pharmacoepidemiology 2 T 20
Radiopharmaceuticals 4 L, T 60
Information technology 2 L, T 30
Clinical outline of diseases 2 L 30
Foreign language 2 LG 30
Semester VI
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Drug chemistry (II) 10 L, T, LAB, SEM 140
Pharmacognosy (II) 5 L, LAB, SEM 60
Microbiology 6 L, T, LAB 85
Cosmeceuticals 4 L, T 60
Foreign language 2 LG 30
Summer internship (placement) 6 WE 160

L – lecture; W – workshop; LG – foreign language course; T – tutorial; LAB – laboratory; WE – work experience

Fourth year of studies

The fourth year of study includes a number of courses to expand pharmacy-related knowledge and skills. The program includes courses in pharmacology and pharmacodynamics, drug technology, pharmacodynamics and toxicology, and more. After the fourth year, students complete the second part of their summer internship (placement).

Semester VII
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Pharmacology and pharmacodynamics (I) 8 L, T, LAB, SEM 120
Pharmacotherapy and drug information 5 L, T, SEM 65
Drug form technology 10 L, LAB, SEM 140
Pharmaceutical biotechnology 4 L, T, LAB 40
Pharmacoeconomics 3 L, T, SEM 60
Electives 4 L, T 45
Semester VIII
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Pharmacology and pharmacodynamics (II) 7 L, T, LAB, SEM 90
Synthesis and technology of therapeutic agents 7 T, LAB, SEM 105
Toxicology 8 L, T, LAB, SEM 125
Electives 4 L, T 60
Summer internship (placement) 6 WE 160

L – lecture; W – workshop; LG – foreign language course; T – tutorial; LAB – laboratory; WE – work experience

In the fourth year of study, the student chooses a total of 2 from a pool of 4 elective subjects. The list includes the following:

  • Dermatopharmaceuticals or Borderline products – dietary supplements;
  • Standards and surveillance systems for drug testing, manufacturing and distribution, or Biomedical literature evaluation.

Fifth year of study

The fifth year of study includes a courses dedicated to showing the practical dimension of the pharmaceutical profession. The tenth semester is devoted exclusively to specialized tasks and the development of the master’s thesis.

Semester IX
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Biopharmacy 5 L, T, SEM 75
Medicines of natural origin 4 L, T, SEM 60
Practical pharmacy 3 L, T, SEM 45
Clinical pharmacy 8 L, T, SEM 115
Pharmaceutical care 5 L, T, SEM 75
Pharmaceutical law 3 L, SEM 45
Evidence-based medicine and drug categorization 4 L, T 60
Ethics in pharmacy 2 L 30
Semester X
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Specialized tasks and research methodology 15 T 345
Preparation of the master’s thesis and preparation for the diploma examination 5 SEM 30

L – lecture; W – workshop; LG – foreign language course; T – tutorial; LAB – laboratory; WE – work experience

Sixth year of study

After preparing the thesis and passing the diploma exam, the student is required to complete a six-month professional internship (placement) in a pharmacy.  

Semester XI
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Pharmacy internship (placement) 33 WE 960

L – lecture; W – workshop; LG – foreign language course; T – tutorial; LAB – laboratory; WE – work experience

Tuition fees

Fixed tuition - flexible payments

By choosing to study at UEHS, you can be sure that the tuition fee will not change throughout the duration of your studies. You can pay the tuition fee once for the entire year of study or spread over a semester payment. This allows you to decide how you want to plan your expenses.

Fees

EU&OTHER COUNTRIES GROUP
Year of study Annually Per semester*
1
2 9 000 EUROS 4 650 EUROS
For XI semester: 6 750 EUROS

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

OTHER COUNTRIES
Year of study Annually Per semester*
1 4 100 EUR 2 200 EUR
2 9 000 EUROS 4 650 EUROS
For XI semester: 6 750 EUROS

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

EU and other countries group
This group includes citizens of the countries member states of the European Union and the following countries citizens: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latin America, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Other countries
The citizens of all the remaining countries.

Scholarships - easier than you think

scholarship program

While studying at UEHS, you can take advantage of a wide range of financial support from the state budget and European funds, as well as benefit from special discounts with UEHS discount program

You can submit most scholarship applications quickly and easily through your online account.  

Scholarship
The scholarship may be awarded to any student who obtained an average grade not lower than 4.5 in a academic year given.

In the academic year 2020/2021, the University of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw awarded 292 Rector’s Scholarships, ranging from PLN 450 /month to PLN 650 /month, depending on the average or achievements. For outstanding sport, artistic or scientific achievements, the Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships of PLN 450 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the Rector’s Scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Sports scholarships

A sports scholarship may be awarded to a student who excels in sport achievements at least national level. In addition we also encourage our students to take part in additional support programs- eg. the National Academic Representation.

Young sportsmen can count on financial support in the amount of PLN 450 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for sports scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Special scholarships for disabled people

A scholarship for people with disabilities may be awarded to a student who has a disability certificate, a disability degree certificate, a ZUS certifying physician’s certificate, a disability group certificate or a certificate of permanent or long-term incapacity to work on a farm.

In the 2020/2021 academic year, depending on the degree of disability, 79 scholarships for people with disabilities were awarded, ranging from PLN 800 /month to PLN 1000 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for a scholarship for people with disabilities is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Allowances

The allowance is a form of emergency financial assistance. Any student who found himself temporarily in a difficult life situation resulting from random events beyond the student’s control can apply for it.

The allowance may be granted twice in one academic year, and the allowance is not granted twice for the same random event. Difficult life situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are an exception.

In 2020, we granted 64 allowances for a total of PLN 113,200.50. The allowances, depending on the student’s situation, were paid in the amount of PLN 1,000 to PLN 2,500 at a time.
Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the allowance is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

This is what makes us different

2020/2021 academic year
292 Rector’s Scholarships
106 social scholarships
79 scholarships for people with disabilities

PLN 1,890,289.35 was spent in 2019 on scholarships
PLN 2,911,662.50 was spent in 2020 on scholarships

Rector’s Scholarship – highest average: 5.79