Pharmaceutical Protein Drug Development, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • The course is cancelled.

    Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 28 September 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-39219

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

  • Spring 2023, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 19 February 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-89219 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 9 January 2023 – 16 January 2023

Entry requirements: 150 credits including 90 credits in pharmaceutical science, cell biology, biotechnology, physiology, biomedicine, chemistry and/or biology or the equivalent, and at least 7.5 credits in biologics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 18,125

Tuition fee, total: SEK 18,125

About the course

Through the course, you will gain an understanding of how to further develop a protein based biological drug after the initial proposed design of the drug. You will work on designing experiments to analyse if the biological drug has the predicted effect as well as in-depth formulate which indication you should treat and which diagnostic tools can be used to find the right patient group. They will also develop a target products profile (TPP) for the drug candidate and based on this formulate a quality TPP. With this base, they will learn more about analytical tools that can be used during the process development of a drug and also gain an understanding of how the drug and/or its effects can be measured in biological samples by e.g. mass spectrometry.

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Department of Pharmacy

Biomedicinskt Centrum BMC, Husargatan 3 752 37 Uppsala

Box 580, 751 23 UPPSALA