Our mission is to serve society by educating students for the present and future professions, education, training, and research occurs in an environment that promotes ideas and active learning.
The research interests of the graduate faculty in this new field of pharmaceutical sciences include the areas of pharmacology, toxicology, phytochemistry and medicinal chemistry, phytotherapy, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical analysis, bioethics and research methodology.
The graduate student then select a track of the available four tracks and must complete all the courses in that track .
Through thesis research, the candidate will acquire expertise in a chosen field of specialization such as pharmacology , pharmaceutical technology, phytochemistry and medicinal chemistry, or pharmaceutical analysis.
Applicants to the master degree program in pharmaceutical sciences must meet the admission requirements for the graduate school at An-Najah National University
Our vision from the graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences at An-Najah National University is to offer broad –based education to prepare independent and creative scientists with skills in drug discovery, drug development and pharmaceutical technology leading to the M.Sc degree.
Our graduates will be equipped with knowledge and skills needed to direct the discovery, development, and delivery of medications for safe and effective therapy, the knowledge and skills acquired through the program will prepare graduates for careers in research and/or teaching positions in academia , the pharmaceutical industry, and in a government / or private agency.
- Computer Lab
This laboratory provides services and programs necessary for research courses and thesis writing.
- Laboratories of Pharmacy Department:
These educational laboratories train students on physical pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry skills and on compounding of drugs and pharmaceuticals. Laboratory research is provided with the necessary tools to carry out various scientific research.
- Center for Chemical, Biological, and Drug Analysis at the University
These labs are provided with sophisticated analytical instruments in order to conduct research in pharmaceutical analysis.
- Local Pharmaceutical Factories
The student could benefit from the laboratories and facilities available in the local pharmaceutical companies in order to be trained or to conduct part of his experimental thesis.
The program of MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences plays an important role in the development of local and regional pharmaceutical industry by providing specialists in pharmaceutical research who can contribute to the advancement of this vital field and participate in making the correct decisions to direct this industry.
Teaching and Learning
Delivery of this program involves a series of lectures, seminars, workshops, group discussions and case studies.
Formal lectures play an important role in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. They present the key conceptual material through discussion and interaction between teaching staff and students. Lectures are supported by readings. Problem-based learning and case studies will provide students with experience of team-working that simulates an industrial setting. Students will develop team-working, critical thinking and analytical problem solving abilities which are important in the modern pharmaceutical industry.
The program involves a research project that runs over the whole academic year and gives students the opportunity to carry out novel research and work independently. Project work will help students enhance practical skills, analytical thinking, time management, communication skills and independence.
Coursework and Assessment
Attendance of classes is mandatory. Students should attend at least 75% of the lectures
- Student Assessment:
The assessment of student performance is normally based on a combination of the following:
- Written examinations (3 exams: first , second and final exam)
- Laboratory reports
- Problem-solving exercises
- Oral presentations
- Additional factors which may be taken into account when assessing student performance may be derived from different activities such as:
- Literature surveys and evaluations
- Collaborative work
- Preparation and displays of 'posters' reporting thesis work