Risks and possible side effects

The courses at the Department of Pharmacy inform students about the risks and side effects of medical substances and drugs as well as all their beneficial effects. They learn everything concerning medical products: their production, their analysis, and their application. Pharmacy is a multidisciplinary science with elements from the various natural and medical sciences. It is therefore a multifaceted Life-Science course of study with an orientation towards both practical applications and research.

Anybody who would like to concentrate on a variety of natural science subjects and seeks a connection to the healing professions and patients should choose this course of study. Pharmacy offers an ideal basis for various jobs in commercial pharmacies, hospital pharmacies or the pharmaceutical industry.

The Department of Pharmacy at Kiel University has been evaluated with excellent results by the Verbund Norddeutscher Universitäten. It also holds a high position at the CHE-Ranking and the ranking of student bodies of pharmaceutical departments in Germany. We are also successful in terms of basic research – many of our findings are used to develop new medicines. 


  • Pharmacy, first state examination
  • Pharmacy, second state examination
  • Pharmacy, third state examination

More information on individual courses can be found here.