Future studies

After completing your Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPharm), you could choose to do a two-year Master of Pharmacy (MPharm). During your master’s studies, you’ll do advanced coursework or a research project, which can lead you to broader opportunities in academia and research, or in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dalhousie’s College of Pharmacy offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmaceutical Sciences. This program provides the advanced education and skills you need to become a high quality, research-based scientist who can contribute to drug discovery and development. 

The MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences is intended to help you gain a wide understanding in several major areas of the pharmaceutical sciences. Thus, you’re strongly encouraged to take some courses outside your area of specialization. The courses you take in your specialization will provide the opportunity for in-depth study of selected topics more closely related to your research interests.

If you decide to pursue a Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), you could choose from a number of areas of specialty, including

  • bio- and nanotechnology/molecular biology
  • clinical pharmacy
  • medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry
  • pharmaceutics/drug delivery
  • pharmacoeconomics
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • pharmacokinetics
  • pharmacy (general)
  • toxicology

The College of Pharmacy also offers learning opportunities and experiences that support the practice needs of the health-care community through our Continuing Pharmacy Education programs.

Faculty story

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After completing his BScPharm at the University of Nigeria, Dr. Remi Agu then went on to do two MSc degrees, one in Pharmacology and one in Pharmaceutics, followed by a PhD in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. He now teaches at Dal's College of Pharmacy, but he's also deeply invovled in a couple of research projects involving new drug delivery methods—that's how a patient takes a medication. Read about Dr. Agu's experience as a professor and researcher.

"In the Dermatologicals class, we look at local and systemic drug delivery via keratinized skin layers."