Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Postgraduate Studies


- 2019/10/17

Postgraduate Studies:

Starting from the academic year 2020-2021, the UQU College of Pharmacy offers three master's programs, which are as follows:

1. MSc in Clinical Pharmacy

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy program is designed to develop and enhance clinical pharmacy practice, knowledge, and skills of pharmacists to meet ever changing and challenging needs of healthcare system and society and in accordance with the Saudi Vision 2030. The program will enable the graduates to be appointed as senior clinical pharmacist as per the criteria set by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties after fulfilling the two-and-half-years required experience, which would make him/her competitive for the job market.

2. MSc in Pharmaceutics:

This master’s degree program educates students in pharmaceutics and industrial pharmacy to work in pharmaceutical industry. The Master Program in Pharmaceutics at Umm Al-Qura University has strong links to national-leading research conducted at the universities and governmental centers. The students will have the opportunity for in-depth studies in pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical biotechnology, biopharmaceutics, nanotechnology and pharmacokinetics. The program will also provide the students with appropriate knowledge, skills and practical experience to undertake positions in pharmaceutical factories. The elective courses also will train the graduates who seek an opportunity in many drug licensers providers, bioequivalence center and registrations.

3. MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Analysis:

This master’s degree program educates students in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry and prepare them to work in pharmaceutical industry and chemical analysis laboratories.

This master program has been developed taking into consideration the requirements of the pharmaceutical and food industries and the strong infrastructure and expertise available in the College of Pharmacy in UQU. This complements the current aspirations of strengthening research interactions across the two disciplines. The program offered by College of Pharmacy in Umm AlQura university will provide the students with advanced training in chemical analysis and quality control, with a special focus on applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries. The program will also provide the students with appropriate knowledge, skills and practical experience to undertake positions in poison control centers and regulatory agencies.

Our main objective in this regard is to benefit the local and national community through the graduation of highly qualified and trained specialists. This is in addition to benefiting the research environment by providing an experienced workforce in various research fields.

Through this program, graduates are appointed as specialized pharmacists, or first batch specialized pharmacists, in accordance with the standards set by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

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