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Pharmaceutical Sciences (PHARMSCI)

The reseach training programme in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PHARMSCI) provides training within the different areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences, mainly at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, but also in cooperation with other departments of the Faculty of Science, such as the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Biology, as well as the Faculty of Health Sciences.

PhD students within this research training programme engage in experimental or theoretical research within one of the following research

  • Medical and analytical chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical technology and biopharmaceutics
  • Physical chemistry and biophysics
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Microbiology and biotechnology

PHARMSCI has as a primary aim to offer its students a stimulating and educating research training programme at a high international level. Another aim of PHARMSCI is that its graduates are able to contribute to research and development at internationally leading research institutions and companies.


The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy offers a variety of PhD courses while other relevant PhD courses are offered by other departments of the Faculty of Science, as well as other Danish universities.

For each PhD student enrolled in PHARMSCI, a study plan comprising research, education and teaching activities has to be completed shortly after registration.

The courses can be directly related to the research project of the PhD student, but may also cover other areas of pharmaceutical sciences, providing the student a more in-depth knowledge in the multi-disciplinary pharmaceutical sciences.

The research training programme also includes attendance of the PhD student at international conferences, workshops and seminars, with the special aim to facilitate networking with other PhD students, Master's degree students and researchers, as well as to get international experiences.

Publication guidelines

A PhD thesis submitted by a PhD student of PHARMSCI should include at least two original research papers published in recognised international journals. Alternatively, one research paper with the PhD student as first author and main contributor may be accepted.

In case these requirements are not fulfilled, the PhD student and their supervisor must submit a statement explaining the reasons why the general publication guidelines are not fulfilled and how the work is planned to be published. This declaration should be commented upon and taken into consideration by the evaluation committee.


The research training programme in Pharmaceutical Sciences is headed by Associate Professor Judith Kuntsche.

Last Updated 09.08.2023