The European Master programme "BIOPHAM (BIO&PHArmaceutical Materials science)" is a two-year (120 ECTS) programme entirely taught in English and jointly operated by the University of Lille (France), the University of Pisa (Italy), the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland) and the Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain).
The University of Lille is in charge of the general coordination and initiation of the programme activities in collaboration with the partners.
BIOPHAM answers to an international demand for qualified graduates with theoretical and applied high-level training in materials science and physics & chemistry of materials and their applications to pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals.
The BIOPHAM Master aims at emerging the new discipline of “pharmaceutical materials science” by offering a very rich education and training programme at the interface between materials science and physics/chemistry of materials and pharmaceutical sciences: disordered and off-equilibrium systems, mechanical behaviour of materials, molecular and soft condensed matter, materials science of drugs, thermodynamics and phase transformations, materials science & pharmaceutical developments, fundamentals of molecular modeling or advanced experimental characterization techniques including instruments available at large scale facilities.
The BIOPHAM Master will help reducing the severe lack of human resources in the vast research-based pharmaceutical sector including academic centres, big pharma, SME’s, spin‐offs, start‐ups, contract research organizations or drug manufacturers.
The BIOPHAM Master's course provide all students with various transversal skills such as competencies in entrepreneurship, project management, economic and strategic intelligence, marketing, bibliographical search and synthesis. Students also have opportunities to acquire other soft skills (intercultural communication, research experience and scientific communication, national language of their host universities) enabling them to easily adapt to their future international professional environment.