Pharmaceutical Science & Business (PSBM) / part-time- MSc

Broad pharmaceutical basics for a highly complex industry

The master programme M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Science & Business is a dual study course setting highly qualified and needed generalists for one of the most important growth industries in Germany.

  • Expertise for young professionals and young managers
    A career in a pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

  • Future-orientated
    Shaping the future with exponential technologies and agile working methods.

  • Integrative topics
    Learn project and employee management, business planning, and data analysis.

Further advantages

  • The study programme is offered and organised by the  KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION @ REUTLINGEN UNIVERSITY 
  • Professors from Reutlingen University (mainly from the School of Life Sciences) teach the programme, as well as external lecturers from other universities and various international pharmaceutical companies.
  • Good mix of basic principles and practice-orientated specialisations, combined with innovative teaching and learning methods.
  • One-week module abroad in the USA.
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Key facts

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

Admission requirements

Above-average bachelor degree, contract of employment

Language of instruction

German and English

Start of studies

Winter semester: October

Duration of study

Dual Master study programme, 4 semesters

Location of study

Reutlingen / USA


Semester contribution on request

Admission requirements

  • Above-average bachelor degree with 210 ECTS (with 180 ECTS an additional module is required)
  • Contract of employment
  • English proof (at least Level B2) 
  • Successful completion of an entrance examination in the form of a selection interview

Work and develop your career at the same time

The part-time master's programme teaches broad pharmaceutical fundamentals as well as functional topics in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

Structure and content

Structurally, the study programme is divided into four sections:

  • The first semester provides a basic grounding and in-depth study of the procedural, regulatory, and scientific features/characteristics of the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • In the second semester, students specialise in the areas of "Quality Control", "Pharmaceutical Development" and "Pharmaceutical Production".
  • The third semester guarantees future-orientated training in the various areas of pharmaceutical sciences.
  • The fourth semester includes a preparatory module for the master's thesis.

Questions, requests, suggestions?

Programme Coordination Reutlingen University

Prof. Dr. Ralf Kemkemer

Programme Director Bachelor Biomedical Sciences

Prof. Dr. Günter Lorenz

Programme Director Bachelor Chemistry & Sustainable Processes

Programme Organisation KFRU

Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University

Your application

Study and career: get off to a double start with Vetter

Have you decided on the Pharmaceutical Science & Business (M.Sc.) programme and are looking for a partner company?

At Vetter, you can complete the master's programme in Pharmaceutical Science & Business alongside your career and get to know the working world of a global company. Find out now about your entry into the pharmaceutical industry.

The study programme is organised by the continuing education institution of Reutlingen University, the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University




Application deadline: 15 July


And after graduation?

As a graduate of the study programme, you will have sound specialist knowledge and a high level of language and social competence. In short: everything you need for challenging tasks in a global working environment.