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Specialized Master in Industrial Pharmacy

Specialized Master in Industrial Pharmacy

This formation is taught in french.

The 2020-2021 programme is subject to change. It is provided for information purposes only.

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  • Programme title
    Specialized Master in Industrial Pharmacy
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Université Catholique de Louvain
    • Université de Liège
  • Degree type
    Advanced masters
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Health/Biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    1 year
  • Campus
    Other campus/Plaine
  • Category / Topic
    Health - Biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Jury President
    Philippe HUBERT
  • Jury Secretary
    Raphaël DENOOZ


General information

Degree type

Masters spécialisés

Theoretical programme duration

1 year

Learning language(s)


Schedule type



Other campus/Plaine

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Health - Biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)



The Advanced Master degree in Industrial Pharmacy gives the student all theoretical and practical knowledge to work in the following fields: production, drug quality control and analysis and in the drug approval process, marketing and pharmacovigilance. This programme comprises theory and practical work in a field chosen by the student (pharmaceutical industry or other bodies or laboratories where the skills of a pharmacist are needed).

The Advanced master degree in Industrial Pharmacy leads to acquire the qualified person status (law of the 14th December 2006 on medicinal products for human and veterinary use, Article 84). For this official recognition by the Federal Public Service of Public Health, pharmacists or diploma holders with equivalent skills should complete the training of the specialization master with practical experience of 6 months in one or more enterprise (s) holder(s) of an industrial drug manufacturing authorization as provided by the law ofDecember 14, 2006.

The lessons are divided into modules.

The methods used are both theoretical and practical.

Students will attend lectures given by teachers from the partner universities as well as professionals from the pharmaceutical industry or the Federal Public Service of Public Health. Mandatory related activities are organized: visits to companies or laboratories and exercises.

Students will complete an internship in a company, laboratory or a public body whose activities are related to drugs and legislation. It will prepare a report on the activities carried out during the course. This report will be presented to a jury composed of three scientists from each of the partner universities.

The programme is build and implemented with pharmacists working in pharmaceutical industries.

Courses are given in the three universities of the French Community that are collaborating in the degree (ULB, UCL, ULg). The final diploma certificate mentions that the student has followed an interuniversitary programme and that he receives Advanced Master degree in Industrial Pharmacy.

Possibility of internship in foreign countries.

Access conditions


To provide students with both theoretical and practical comprehensive training that allows him to work in the pharmaceutical industry or any other similar professional environment or jobs for which a qualification of the same type is requested.

What's next ?


Work as pharmacist in a professional environment requiring skills in the field of pharmacy industry.

The diploma certificate is obtained after 1 part. The title of qualified person is given after 6 months of work training in a pharmaceutical industry.

Students who want to upgrade their experience in a pharmaceutical industry and who didn’t obtain 70 % in the last year of their pharmacist degree may present a registration form if they have at least a 5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical industry.

  • Pharmacist working in a position of responsibility in a pharmaceutical company.

  • Qualified person in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Public Service Agent (FPS Public Health).