Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Bachelor's program)

Mina Bourakna, Studentin der Pharmazeutischen Chemie, im Labor der TH Köln am Campus Leverkusen (Image: Thilo Schmülgen/TH Köln)

The Bachelor's degree program in Pharmaceutical Chemistry leads to a first professionally qualifying university degree, which qualifies for a professional activity along the value chain of the "development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products".

The study program is practice-oriented with a highly interdisciplinary focus. Through working on scientific problems in laboratory courses as well as on individual research projects with strong practical relevance, students learn to develop innovative solutions in the fields of drug substance and drug product development. In addition to the primarily scientific focus, the program also includes technical, regulatory and business aspects. Students learn to work scientifically on complex problems using a wide range of methods. Throughout the curriculum the students develop competences in the planning, processing and evaluating of complex subject specific tasks and problems as well as the autonomous control of processes in the various areas of their scientific discipline or their future professional field of activity.

 Pharmazeutische Chemie (Bachelor).

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Pharmaceutical Chemistry  
Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 
Type of program Full-time program or career-integrated program 
Beginning of program Winter semester 
Program duration Full-time program:
6 semesters (without internship) or
7 semesters (with internship)

Career-integrated program:
8 semesters (without internship) or
9 semesters (with internship) 
Credits 180 ECTS 
Language of instruction German and English 
Campus Leverkusen Campus 
Restricted admission Full-time program: Yes
Career-integrated program: No 
Additional Information The career-integrated program offers the possibility to combine the Bachelor's program with vocational training (e.g. pharmaceutical production technician, chemistry laboratory technician and related professions in the fields of natural science and chemistry).