M.Sc. in Pharmacy

The M.Sc. in Pharmacy at China Pharmaceutical University is a three year postgraduate program taught in English.

About CPU

China Pharmaceutical University(CPU), originally the National Pharmaceutical School founded in 1936, is China’s first independent school of pharmacy and it has been one of the best universities of pharmacy in China with a wide variety of specialized areas. It is one of the “211 project” key universities affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China. For more info visit the CPU page here.

About the Program

This program combines the study of theories and research work on a range of pharmaceutical issues. The program is designed to prepare students to be leaders in the profession of pharmacy and to provide them with the tools to effectively practice in senior research and teaching positions in the field of innovative pharmaceutical research, biotechnology research, pharmaceutical assessment, design, production and management of new drug in research institutions, universities and enterprises.

Students in this program spend the first year studying pharmacy-related courses intensively. From the second year, students are required to choose their research fields and start their research work in different labs accordingly. Before graduation, students must complete all the required courses, publish required articles and defend thesis successfully.

Fields of Research

Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Chemistry of Natural Products, Marine Pharmacy, Microbiological and Biochemical Pharmacy, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Start Date of the Program

September 15

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have graduated from High School.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.
  • Minimum English language requirement (IELTS 6.5 or above or IBT 90 or above)

Application Deadline

August 10


  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Chinese language
  • Frontiers in Cell Biology
  • Advances in Molecular Biology
  • Chinese Culture
  • Advanced Principle of Chemical Science
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Advances in Pharmacology
  • Drug Administration in China
  • Advances in Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chinese
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Experiment of Microbiological and Biochemical Pharmacy

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB32000 per year. The total for the 3 year program is 96,000 RMB.


The accommodation fee for each student is averagely 10,800 Yuan per year. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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