• Professional qualification valid in all European Union countries;
  • Internship, with acquisition of 30 ETCS (900 hours), at a pharmacy open to the public or in a hospital;
  • Stimulating and dynamic learning and working environment;
  • Constant support for students who want to participate in study or internship projects abroad;
  • Possibility of finding a job within a few months from the graduation;
  • Core subjects such as English language, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology (Scientific Disciplinary Sectors: L-LIN/12, MAT/06, FIS/07, CHIM/01, CHIM/02, CHIM/03, CHIM/06, BIO/09, BIO/13, BIO/15, BIO/16, MED/07, MED/42);
  • Subjects of the pharmaceutical chemistry and technology areas (Scientific Disciplinary Sectors: CHIM/08, CHIM/09, CHIM/10);
  • Bio-medical and pharmacological subjects (Scientific Disciplines: MED/04, MED/05, MED/13, MED/46, BIO/10, BIO/11, BIO/12, BIO/14).


Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on is required

Degree program class
LM13 Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy
100 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 5 years

Course description

The Master’s Degree in Pharmacy is organized as a five-year course of study, which includes a two-year propaedeutic course, during which students acquire the fundamental knowledge of the core subjects related to the qualitative and quantitative characterization, synthesis, development, use and control of drugs. These subjects are preparatory to the following three-year course, based on course units of pharmaceutical and technological chemistry and of the bio-medical and pharmacological area.


Students with a secondary school diploma (5-year course) and students with another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. No previous specific knowledge is required except for the ministerial programs of the high school in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Logic.


Providing graduates with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to perform all the functions required by law for the profession of pharmacist in public and private Italian and European Union countries, and also allow them to work in the healthcare sector as experts in pharmaceuticals and health products.



Pharmacist (Private and public pharmacies;

Researcher (University or Research Institutes);

Scientific manager in pharmaceutical companies;

Pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs manager;

Professor at Schools and Universities;

Postgraduate schools, PhDs and postgraduate degrees.


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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