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Doctorate in Pharmacy
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The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) course is offered by the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, USA (UIC). This course is unique in that it combines the development and application of advanced clinical pharmacy skills with contextual research. Taught study-units are delivered jointly by both Universities.



The programme is targeted at pharmacists who would like to advance their careers by enhancing professional clinical practice with a research perspective. It offers a level 8 doctorate degree in clinical pharmacy and is suitable for pharmacists working in hospitals, primary-care or community pharmacy and pharmacy administration settings. The programme is based over three years of study covering a total of 6 semesters. Candidates who complete successfully year 1 but do not wish to proceed to the doctorate studies may proceed for another semester and obtain a 'Masters in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy'.

The doctorate programme empowers pharmacists practising in professional areas to assume leadership roles that will drive policies and developments in clinical practice and service that draws on scientific, evidence-based research.  

Candidates who do not wish to continue with the programme after successfully completing the first year are awarded a 'Masters in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy’. 

Doctorate in Pharmacy online application and course programme




Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) booklet [PDF] 

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International Collaborative Programmes

Doktorat in Pharmazie (Deutsch Sprachversion)  





Course Co-Ordinators



Lilian M. Azzopardi

Professor and Head of Department of Pharmacy
University of Malta
President European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy

Prof Alan Lau  

Alan Lau

Professor and Director
International Clinical Pharmacy Education
College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago



The Department of Pharmacy - University of Malta (Malta)                                                                                                                                                                                     


Professor Lilian M. Azzopardi



Professor Anthony Serracino-Inglott


Maurice Zarb Adami 

Dr Maurice Zarb Adami

Louise Grech 

Dr Louise Grech


 Francesca Wirth

Dr Francesca Wirth


Janis Vella 

Dr Janis Vella

Maresca Attard Pizzuto 

Dr Maresca Attard Pizzuto



Dr Nicolette Sammut Bartolo


Alison Anastasi 

Dr Alison Anastasi

Lilian Wismayer 

Lilian Wismayer



Dr Marise Gauci



Dr Roberta Agius

The College of Pharmacy - University of Illinois (USA)


Prof Alan Lau 

Professor Alan Lau

Professor and Director International Clinical Pharmacy Education


Dr Pham 

Dr Jennifer Pham

Clinical Assistant Professor
  Coordinator for Collaborative
 Degree Program


Dr Mactal Haaf 

Dr Christina Mactal Haaf

Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator for Collaborative
Degree Program



Pharm.D. Programme

Postgraduate Programme leading to Doctorate in Pharmacy 

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