33.04.01 Industrial pharmacy

The Master's program is aimed at training specialists in management and organization of the development, research, production, regulation and use of medicines.

This program provides for the training of qualified personnel for the pharmaceutical industry, mainly pharmaceutical, chemical pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical enterprises.
Level of education:
Master’s degree
Form of training:
Full-time (day department)
Place of training:
Moscow
Entrance examination:
— Chemistry
Profiles and specializations:
Industrial pharmacy
In the course of training, students receive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the organization, planning and management of on-going pharmaceutical, chemical-pharmaceutical, biotechnological processes, and chemical production.

The program provides for the development of skills for working with academic documentation and technical specifications and regulations for the production of pharmaceutical substances and finished dosage forms; conducting of pharmaceutical and chemical-pharmaceutical processes and industries in conformity with legal and regulatory national and international acts; organization and implementation of quality control of raw materials, semi- and finished products. Due to the organized specialized departments at the University, students can take practical training courses and internships at industrial facilities of partner organizations.

The topics of the master’s theses are both of academic and practical significance and are done on the request of partner enterprises under the guidance of experienced faculty members of the department. Thus, starting from the first year, students have a chance to interact with potential employers while engaged in current research.

Professions that a graduate can choose
  • process engineers (biotechnologists)
  • registration specialists
  • specialists in pharmaceutical production validation
  • specialists in the organization of scientific research
  • specialists of the quality control department
Specialized disciplines
  • Life cycle of a medicinal product
  • Medicines quality assurance system
  • Technology of finished dosage forms
  • Validation of pharmaceutical production
  • Formulation development
  • Bioethics
  • Preclinical research and clinical trials
  • Legal acts and regulations for the creation and organization of medicinal drug production
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Fundamentals of drug production organization
  • Microbiology and industrial sanitation in pharmaceutical production
  • API production technologies
  • Standardization of raw materials of plant origin
  • Standardization and quality control of medicines
Graduating Department:
Department of Biotechnology and Industrial Pharmacy