Ph.D. On Campus

Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Innsbruck

36 months
728 EUR/year
728 EUR/year
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Graduates of the Doctoral programme in Pharmaceutical Sciences offered by the University of Innsbruck are able to independently address and present issues in the natural sciences on a very high level of subject-specific and methodical expertise. 


The Doctor of Philosophy Programme Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Innsbruck serves to educate and train junior scientists in the pharmaceutical sciences, with special attention to current processes of developing and characterizing pharmaceutical ingredients and their therapeutic application, their effects on important physiological und pathophysiological processes in mammals and other model organisms, and the identification of new disease-relevant signaling processes and modern methods of developing drugs. 

Additionally, students acquire the broad scientific and communicative competences required of successful professional scientists in leading positions in academic, industrial, or public environments.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are qualified junior academics. They have mastered the methods applied in research in their area and are capable of critically discussing, analyzing, and further developing theories. Junior academics possess the competence to develop and conduct substantial research projects with scientific integrity, and they are qualified to reflect on these processes scientifically and theoretically. They are also aware of issues and questions in gender research.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Programme Pharmaceutical Sciences may include:

  • pharmaceutical industry (research, pharmaceutics, quality management, drug safety, pharmacovigilance, drug regulatory affairs, marketing and sales),
  • public health/pharmaceutics,
  • inspection & testing institutes/environmental conservation
  • schools (CPHT education),
  • specialist publishers,
  • colleges and universities (teaching and research).

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules:

  • Scientific Core Skills
  • Analysis of Own and External Research Results
  • Discussion of current Research Results
  • Presentation of Own Research Results
  • Generic Skills
  • Doctoral Thesis Defense

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma certificate
  • Examination certificate
  • Diploma Supplement
  • Transcript (list of examinations completed)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    728 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 364 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    728 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 364 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Innsbruck

800 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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