Master's Degree Project in Pharmaceutical Modelling within Pharmacometrics

45 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 3FB029

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Drug Discovery and Development A2E
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Educational Board of Pharmacy, 12 October 2018
Responsible department
Department of Pharmacy

General provisions

The master project can be carried out within or outside the university or as a cooperation project. The subject will be determined by the examiner after consultation with the student and supervisor. Before the start of the course, the choice of supervisor and the disposition of the work must be approved by the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Entry requirements

For students within the Master's Programme in Pharmaceutical Modelling, at least 60 credits within the programme is required and passed. Participation in the other courses within the programme is required.

For single subject course, at the start of the course, have passed at least 240 credits of which at least 30 credits within science and technology or pharmaceutical science at Master's level. In addition, Master's level courses relevant for the subject of the project is required.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current research and development work within the subject area of the project as well as knowledge of what a scientific approach means
  • demonstrate good knowledge of methods within the subject area of the project
  • plan a scientific study including delimiting a scientific problem, selecting appropriate methods and writing a project plan and within a give time frame, practically carry out a scientific study and evaluate, interpret and document the results
  • seek, critically assess and analyse information as well as integrate and compile information in a scientific manner
  • independently seek, critically evaluate and compile relevant scientific literature for a defined project
  • individually and correctly present the study in writing and through oral presentations, using professional, scientific English
  • reflect on and discuss results and conclusions, in relation to other research within the pharmaceutical field
  • identify need for further studies within the research field.


The course is comprised of an independent project which is guided by a supervisor in close connection to ongoing projects in research or development. The course is intended to deepen the student's knowledge of scientific theory and research methodology.

The student will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from previous courses. The work should illuminate the connections between education, research and development to form a bridge to future professional activities and methods used in the field.


Individual supervision, literature studies and seminars. Compulsory sections of the course are: start of the course, the written report, oral presentation of the project performed during a seminar that is officially announced by the department and a popular scientific presentation of the project through poster or oral presentation.


Passing the course requires that the student has:

  • written an approved project plan
  • written an approved research report, including a popular compilation
  • provided an oral presentation including discussion and defence at a satisfactorily level
  • critically analysed another student's report and presentation (opposition).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

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