Ph. D. On Campus

Drug Research

University of Turku

48 months
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Drug Research at University of Turku provides a general view of the drug development process, starting from molecular and mechanistic levels and continuing to preclinical and clinical drug research, pharmaceutical development and pharmacoepidemiology.


Doctoral candidates of Drug Research Doctoral Programme (DRDP) at University of Turku will perform their doctoral studies in research groups with high scientific standards. Each doctoral candidate focuses on a specific topic relevant for drug development, but the doctoral research training is comprehensive and covers a wide range of different fields in drug research. Training will be largely produced within a national network, ensuring that all fields of drug development and drug research, even those not so strong in Turku, will be well covered. Knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences is strong at the Universities of Helsinki and Eastern Finland, and plays an important role in the national collaboration of doctoral training in drug research.

Key facts:

There is a high scientific and societal demand for the drug research doctoral programme. Professionals with a good doctoral education are needed in academia, in the health care sector and in industrial and government tasks, in Finland and abroad. DRDP serves as a postgraduate programme for graduates of the Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development at the University of Turku but it is open to applicants from anywhere in the world, who have a suitable M.Sc. level education and an interest in drug research.

Programme Structure

Research Themes

  • Drug development process
  • Pharmaceutical development
  • Pharmacoepidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 1) electronic application form DRDP ID number is 9658 (link will be open from September 1st, 2020 00:00 to September 18th, 2020 23:59)
  • 2) Pdf files

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Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
Living costs

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