Dual Master Program Pharmaceutical Science & Business

The master program M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Science & Business is a dual study course setting highly qualified and needed generalists for one of the most important growth industries in Germany. Graduates can analyze complex problems and issues, evaluate trends in biopharmaceutical R&D, quality management and pharmaceutical production, use agile working methods and, thus, can work in a wide range of functions in the pharma and biotech industry.

Target group

The study program is primarily addressed to graduates of bachelor programs in natural sciences that aim to start their professional career in the biopharmaceutical industry. Likewise, the program qualifies young professionals and junior managers for a (new) function in a pharma or biotech company. In doing so, the study program is also open for graduates of other faculties that do not have a natural science background.

Professors and lecturers

Professors of Reutlingen University (primarily of the School of Applied Chemistry) as well as lecturers from other universities (e.g. Tübingen, St. Gallen) and the industry (e.g. Novartis, Vetter Pharma, PwC) teach and train in the program.


The study program is organized in collaboration with the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University.

Key Facts

Admission requirements:Above-average bachelor degree with 210 ECTS (with 180 ECTS an additional module is required)
Contract of employment
English proof (at least Level B2) 
Sucessful completion of an entrance examination in the form of a selection interview
Application deadline:For the winter semester: 15 July
Beginning of course:Program starts in October (every 2 years, the first time in winter semester 2020)
Length of course:Dual master program (4 semester/78 days of attendance) 
Language of instruction:German and English
Foreign country:5 days in the USA
Degree:Master of Science
Costs:Semester contribution on request