Master of Advanced Studies in Medicines Development

The master program is designed and organized by ECPM together with partnering universities throughout Europe and other health care partner organizations. In total, the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) requires a minimum of 60 ECTS. Students can enroll in both the ECPM course and the master program concomitantly.

  • Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) Degree - 30 ECTS

30 ECTS will be accredited for the DAS degree, which is required for the MAS degree can be achieved by taking the two-year ECPM course and passing the multiple choice questions, oral and essay exams.

  • Master Modules - 20 ECTS

20 ECTS will be accredited for completing the master modules from the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses program. The master modules can be chosen by preference either from our CPD short courses program, from other course providers or partner universities which offer training relevant to drug development sciences and the IMI PharmaTrain syllabus. For more information on the CPD short courses at partner universities please consult the master programs overview on the PharmaTrain website. Learning outcomes of the modules are assessed individually upon completion of each module to achieve the credit points. We strongly recommend that you contact the ECPM course directorate to ensure courses will be accredited before enrolling in a course at other universities.

  • Master Thesis - 10 ECTS

10 ECTS will be accredited for writing and submitting a master thesis. The master thesis topic ideally relates to the candidates’ area of work or special interest and may either be suggested by the participant or discussed and developed further with the course directorate. Please note that the topic of the thesis must be approved by the course directorate before initiation. Once the above steps have been taken, the thesis may be started at any time. The written report covers the work performed within the scope of the thesis. The text should not exceed 40 pages. The thesis (including preparation for the final examination) should be completed within four semesters based on part-time study. The final thesis must be handed in two months before the final examination.