Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) Abroad


Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. The composition of various courses under Pharmacy are related to manufacturing, monitoring, regulating, developing and testing drugs and pharmaceutical and food products.

Pharmacy as a Masters course may be done by people who have some Bachelors level qualification in Health Sciences, Biology and related disciplines.

The Master of Sciences of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) is the standard master's degree program in Pharmacy. It is the oldest honourable Diploma (Degree) authorized from the European Faculties of Pharmacy as it takes five to seven years to complete.

Course Structure

The modern pharmacy field includes the following disciplines:

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmacy Practice

Course Subjects

M.Pharm subjects are meant to give an holistic idea of the understanding and composition of various drugs and how they affect the human body. Some of the subjects include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Top Specializations

Some of the specializations offered in M.Pharm are as listed below:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Safety Sciences
  • Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Core Skills

Skills of M. Pharm.Programme

  • Formulation
  • Production
  • Advanced materials and delivery system
  • Patents & IPR
  • Cosmetics
  • QC & QA Testing
  • Private Entrepreneurship
  • Packaging
  • Drug regulatory affairs


M.Pharm has very specific requirements. The general examinations for international students don’t usually apply to this discipline. Here are some of the basic requirements for M.Pharm:

There exist few exams like the NAPLEX and MPJE that you must qualify for pursuing Masters in Pharmacy abroad.
Apart from that, TOEFL or IELTS is compulsory for acquiring a visa and as proof of proficiency in English.
A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Health Sciences or related disciplines.

Top Scholarships

Pharmacy scholarships 2021 - 2022

  • Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands
  • Monash University Dean’s Scholarships in Australia, 2021-22
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program USA
  • New Zealand Aid Programme 2021-2022 Scholarships for international students
  • Australia Awards Scholarships for International Students
  • Global Korea Scholarship - Funded by Korean Government
  • ETH Zurich Excellence Masters fully funded Scholarships Switzerland
  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships
  • ANU Chancellor’s International Scholarship
  • British Chevening Scholarships 2021
  • Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Young Leaders Program

Work Opportunities

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Community pharmacist
  • Hospital pharmacist
  • Research scientist (medical)

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Clinical research associate
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Medical sales representative
  • Medical science liaison
  • Pharmacologist
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Regulatory affairs officer
  • Research scientist (life sciences)
  • Science writer
  • Toxicologist