training in Pharmacy in English is full-time only and lasts 5 years:
the course of study together with two training practices with 6 calendar
days duration each (each training covers 48 hours) after the fourth and
the sixth semester is four and a half years (nine semesters), followed
by pre-graduation internship in a pharmacy after the 9th semester (120
working days or 720 hours).
first two years, students are trained in basic chemical, physical,
biological and medical subjects. Except for the fact that instructions,
labs, lectures and examinations are conducted in English, the curriculum
of the five-year Programme in Pharmacy taught in English is identical
with the coursework pursued by Bulgarian pharmacy students. Learning
Bulgarian language is also compulsory during the first two years of the
program. Students are required to learn Bulgarian in order to be able to
communicate with the patients and in order to avoid the
misunderstanding in their future work.
theoretical training is conducted by obligatory, optional and
facultative disciplines, in form of lectures, seminars, practical
exercise and self-training. The practical training includes the two
training practices in botany and pharmacognosy and pre-graduation
internship in a pharmacy.
tutelage of highly trained and productive scientists, the students
acquire a solid foundation in chemical and biomedical sciences. This
knowledge forms the basis for understanding the wide variety of diseases
that a pharmacist must treat. Skilful and experienced teachers guide
the students in acquiring theoretical and practical skills and
developing professional judgement.
pre-graduation internship is performed in a pharmacy (community or
hospital). After the internship, the education ends with four final
state examinations for acquiring the professional qualification Master
Upon graduation, students
obtain level of qualification "Master of Science in Pharmacy" and
educational and qualification degree "Master". The possession of that
degree enables the holder to practice in a pharmacy in EU countries. A
European Supplement to the Diploma of completed higher education, issued
in English language is also provided to graduates of the programme upon
Since its founding in
2008, the Faculty of Pharmacy at Medical University of Varna develops at
a rapid pace and has its own unique profile committed to excellence in
education, research and patient care.
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