Medical College
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Expertise in Research
USD 3.0 m
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About MSc Drug Discovery and Development

Advanced Master’s Degree program

Faculty of Pharmacy at Jagiellonian Univeristy’s Medical College has developed a unique curriculum to meet the needs of highly competitive pharmaceutical and biotech industries and prepares for PhD-level research.

This four semester graduate program is designed for professionals who would like to gain the knowledge and skills to be able to lead the DDD process, especially:
– research on innovative drugs (drug discovery)
– development of generic drug products

With strong focus on the research and development process, this program also includes managerial courses that are key to understand the overall process of bringing the drug to the market.

Course structure

This two year MSc course aims to build key competencies that integrate pharmaceutical science with practical aspects of the development of a medical product. In third semester students chose their specialization and then the industry led Master’s project is fourth semester.
Register to get a detailed study plan here.


Jagiellonian University is the most prestigious university in Poland and one of the most pretigious universities in Europe.

Jagiellonian University’s high quality of teaching and research is extremely well respected in the industry and confirmed by employers of our graduates. Our alumni work at AstraZeneca, Adamed, Allergan, Astellas Pharma, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Covance, GSK, Johnson &Johnson, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Phizer, Polpharma, Selvita, Takeda, Teva, World Health Organization and many more.

You can meet our alumni all over the world, including the United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and China.

Why Study at Jagiellonian University’s Medical College?


One of the most prestigious universities in Europe. A leader in research and teaching since 1364.


Top faculty and excellent research facilities. Strong cooperation with industry. Locally and globally.


Excellent employment statistics. Highly successful graduates.


Program delivered in English.


Attractive tuition fee: only USD 7000/year.
Affordable living costs. Accommodation in Krakow at about USD 300 (EUR 250) per month.


Work and study. Students can legally work during their studies.


Since its foundation in 1364, the Medical College of Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland is the leader of medical and pharmaceutical studies and research in Poland and Europe.
There are over 1000 research projects valued at EUR 2.6m (over USD 3m) every year. The Medical College is at the forefront of innovation and research in pharmaceutical science in the European Union.
The Medical College consists of three faculties: medicine, pharmacy and health sciences. There are over 1450 researchers and academic teachers who work at the Medical College, including 209 full professors.

Campus location

Jagiellonian University is located in Cracow, Poland.
The Faculty of Pharmacy of Jagiellonian University’s Medical College is based at 9 Medyczna Street.


Dedicated team is available to assist you through the application and admissions process.


Fill in registration form, submit your undergrad transcript, passport scan and proof of English proficiency.
Candidates with undergraduate degrees in biotechnology, pharmacy, chemistry and medicine are welcomed to apply. Work experience in research teams is an advantage, however is not required.


Admission interview is an opportunity to present yourself to admission team and discuss why you would like to study MSc Drug Discovery and Development. The interview can be arranged by Skype.


The admission decission is usually available within a week following your admission interview.


The tuition fee is USD 7000 per year.
There is also an application fee of USD 20.

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