BSc in Pharmacy

Program Profile

Qualification Awarded

BSc in Pharmacy

Level Of Qualification

Bachelor (1st Cycle Degree)

Offered by

Department of Pharmacy

Mode of Study

Full Time or Part Time

The aim of the Program is to prepare students scientifically and professionally as perfectly competent in the science of drugs and bioactive compounds, for employment in the private sector, i.e. pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, health care centers, the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, and in the public sector, such as hospitals, ministries and health care services. The curriculum provides the academic background to fulfill the obligations of a drug specialist in a highly diversified, developed and demanding social environment.

The Program of Study aims to provide Cyprus and the surrounding region with scientists who will be specialists in various areas of pharmacy. More specifically, scientists will be specialised in the development and control of drugs and will be able to successfully work in the pharmaceutical industry. Our aim is not only to enable them to respond as specialists in the area of pharmacy but also to be capable to provide the public with responsible, scientific and accurate advice on drug use and safety, on drug-drug and drug-food interaction and advice on narcotics and poisons. Moreover graduates of this Program will be specialists in areas of drug design, development, production and control, as well as of cosmetics. Furthermore they will be specialised in the development and use of the local pharmaceutical flora and its agricultural, commercial and scientific exploitation.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. To offer students knowledge and skills for employment in the private and public sector as professional pharmacists with specific qualifications.
  2. To provide an integrated academic and practical background in pharmacy in order to adapt to rapid scientific and technological advancements.
  3. To provide the students with the necessary means rendering them capable to perform research of high quality.
  4. To introduce the students in the modern pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and public services.
  5. To educate the students so that they undertake an active role in the protection and safety of the natural and social environment from the use of bioactive products.
  6. To apply the practical experience in order to reinforce their theoretical knowledge involving their role as advisors to contemporary social problems such as addiction and use of narcotics, poisoning, etc.
  7. To develop assessment and evaluation skills in the drug industry and market.
  8. To develop the ability to reason methodically and abstractly, in order to foresee trends in pharmacotherapy, drug innovation, production, drug use and misuse.
  9. To introduce students in the modern pharmaceutical environments, pharmaceutical business, hospitals and government offices.

 Occupational Profiles of the Graduates

The graduates of the Department of Pharmacy will be authorised to work in the private (pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, health care centres, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry) and public sector (hospitals, ministries and other health services).