The Master’s Degree in Drug Research, Development and Innovation consists of six modules with their associated subjects, for a total of 90 ECTS credits (60 for theory and practical classes and 30 for the Master's Research Project) and follows an active methodology that combines:
A total of 500 hours, focused on providing students with a broad theoretical foundation concerning each of the phases that comprise the development of a new drug, from its design and synthesis through its release on the market.
These classes are especially relevant to this master's degree program and constitute the most exhaustive part of the program. They are carried out in small groups and are specially designed to employ the most advanced techniques. Students carry out a total of 315 hours of individual laboratory work with the aim of learning the techniques used in each of the scientific fields of the program.
The program also seeks to introduce students to the field of applied research. To do so, students will conduct a research project within one of the lines of research carried out at CIFA, CIMA, the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, the various departments of the Schools of Sciences, Medicine or Pharmacy, or at a pharmaceutical company. During the course of the program students will devote at least 1,000 hours to their master's thesis project. 30 ECTS credits
Seminars are designed to provide students with the business-related training that they need in order to perform tasks involving team management, process quality assurance, scientific research administration, pharmaceutical marketing, etc. To do so, in addition to specific subjects, the program offers more than 200 hours of seminars conducted by leading professionals from pharmaceutical companies, government administrations and other universities, with the goal of sharing their experiences with candidates for the master's degree.