The pharmacy training at the Faculty proceeds through 10 semesters in a non-divided manner. At the end of the studies, the title of Doctor of Pharmacy is awarded. The pharmacist degree obtained in Hungary is accepted within the EU and in the United States. Pharmacists can start their careers immediately after finishing their studies.
Our university has a long tradition in pharmaceutical education. The quality of the training is outstanding compared to similar Hungarian and European pharmacist training centers. The Faculty takes part in international research activities too. The training material is continuously updated in light of the most recent research results. Our lecturers are internationally respected professionals and active researchers.
Besides high-level theoretical education, the practical training has an important role, accounting for fills almost 50% of the total training time. The laboratories and the training pharmacy are equipped with the highest level of instruments. At the beginning of their education students receive basic natural and life science training (chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and medicine), after which their professional theoretical and practical studies begin. The professional practical education is accompanied by a total of 24 weeks of real-life practice in pharmacies, hospitals and industrial facilities. At the end of the training, each student has to write a thesis. Our students receive training in compounding pharmacy, and also in pilot and industrial-scale drug manufacturing also.
Pharmacodynamics is taught at a high level as the most up-to-date therapeutic discipline. Pharmaceutical care is one of those unique disciplines which incorporate situation games during the lessons, with practical training to help the students resolve highly complex situations which can occur in a pharmacy. The large number of lessons covers the theoretical and practical teaching of pharmaceutical chemistry together with classical and instrumental analysis. The education is made complete by knowledge of Pharmacognosy.
Students interested in research can participate in numerous research activities, possibly as members of the Student Scientific Research Association. Within the Association, professional researchers introduce students to scientific research, help them carry out projects, and encourage them to present their results at conferences, which serve as contests too among the young researchers. Good achievements during these conferences can give a huge boost towards obtaining a PhD degree if one decides to aim for this.
Basic disciplines of natural sciences: Mathematics, Informatics, Biostatistics, Physics-Biophysics, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Analysis (quantitative and qualitative), and Radiochemistry.
Basic disciplines of life sciences: Pharmaceutical Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Immunology, Public Health, Pharmaceutical Botany, First Aid And Resuscitation, and Latin language.
Professional disciplines: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Technology, Biopharmacy, Pharmacodynamics, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Laboratory Practice, Basic Clinical Disciplines, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Care, Natural and Alternative Medicine, Ethics in Pharmacy, and Veterinary Pharmacy.