Program Vision

This program is to enable the Libyan International Medical University (LIMU) to occupy a regionally advanced position in the fields of postgraduate pharmaceutical education, research and community services by presenting both theoretically and practically, the fundamental scientific principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Pharmacy LIMU

Program Mission

The mission of this program is to provide students with knowledge and skills needed to expand career opportunities in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences and fulfills community need.

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Program Objectives

  •  Promote knowledge and skills of Pharmaceutical Sciences programs’ graduates.
  •  Educate students to become pharmaceutical experts in identifying, formulating and solving complex pharmaceutical problems independently.
  • Provide reliable degree of confidence to imply the basic and advanced academic elements within pharmaceutical disciplines in scientific research and industry.
  • Qualify students to continue their studies, possibly at PhD level.
  • Develop students’ research skills.
  • Encourage students to be independent learners.
  • Prepare students to be decision and policy makers.
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Program Objectives

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Program Admission

  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the health sciences or equivalent that is accredited by one of the national accreditation authorities.
  • The Graduate Studies Committee shall determine the capacity and the maximum number to accept each year prior to commencement.
  • The applicant must pass:
    • The personal interview.
    • The preliminary evaluation conducted by the college to assess his knowledge regarding the English Language and the basics of Computer Science or instead applicant should provide a proof of passing international tests in these disciplines previously.
  • In order to meet the need in some programs and because of its specificity, the Graduate Studies Committee may, after approval by the College Council, request an initial assessment of the graduate level of specialization in the subjects prior to the student’s involvement in the program.
  • The scientific departments shall determine the complementary courses for this program in case that the student required completing it before or during his / her involvement in the graduate program.

Program Study Plan

Course code No.

Course title

Contact Hours (ECTS)

Term 1

3601 Drug discovery and development

10

3602

Principle of pharmacology

10

3603

Pharmaceutics and drug development 10

3604

Medicinal and bio-structural chemistry

10

Term 2

3605

Clinical drug development

10

3606

Advanced Pharmacology (Pharmacology: from Physiology to Therapy)

10

3607

Pharmaceutical-analytical chemistry

10

3608

Advances in medicinal chemistry

10

3609

Contemporary Social Pharmacy

(Pharmacy practice) (PBL)

5

3610

Advances in pharmaceutics and drug delivery

5

Term 3

3611

(General course)

Bioethics

Biostatistics

Communication skills

Writing and research methodologies

And (Project placement)

5

3612

Research Project

25

The mission of this program is to provide students with knowledge and skills needed to expand career opportunities in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences and fulfills community need.

Program Graduation requirements

The MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences is awarded after successful completion of all courses with completion of a thesis, while fulfilling the general and compulsory requirements of graduation at the university.

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The following are useful forms for this program:

Application for approval of a graduate student

Master’s student contract

Supervisor Appointment Form

Appointment of a supervisor and approving a thesis plan

Follow-up supervision form for graduate students

Nomination of discussion committee

Thesis Review

Thesis Validity for Discussion

Evaluation form to the Examinations Committee

Statement of thesis Discussion

Release from LIMU