Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry – interdisciplinary area of studies and scientific research, which involves chemistry, biology, pharmacy and other sciences for creation and development of new medicines. The scope of the programme is preparation of qualified, motivated and creative specialists, who have deep knowledge of chemistry and research skills, are able to formulate and solve the issues of medicinal chemistry science and pharmaceutical industry, seeking to work at the high tech scientific and industrial companies, which produce and supply pharmaceutical preparations, or to continue their education in doctoral studies.

Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle Second cycle
Field Chemistry
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (day-time; blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Physical Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 5266 €
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Brno University of Technology
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Malta
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University

International Studies Office
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Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas


Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Technology, Physical, Life, Health, Veterinary or Agricultural Sciences study field degree; and ≥18 ECTS completed in the Chemistry study field subjects.

Language CGPA

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Bachelor’s degree diploma supplement has to contain  ≥18 ECTS completed in the Chemistry study field subjects.

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.


Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade(CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement


Second component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview


Additional component for the competition score:

Additional points can be added to the competition score for the following activities:

  • science activities (scientific publications, presentations at scientific conferences, participation in exhibitions, work in student science society or science group etc.) or art activities (publication or realization of artwork, participation in art exhibitions, contests of architecture) (up to 2 points);
  • at least 1 year work experience in the field of study programme (0,5 points);
  • partial studies in the higher education institution abroad with ≥24 ECTS completed (0,5 points);
  • graduated from academic talent development program in higher education institution (for example “GIFTed talent academy”) (0,5 points);
  • bachelor’s or master’s (if integrated study programme is completed) degree diploma with honors (0,5 points).

Points from the same criteria are only added once. Points from different criteria are added up. The maximum score from additional points criteria can be no higher than 4.


Tuition fee

The indicated tuition fee is applied to 2024-2025 academic year.

Full-time studies 5266 €
Price per credit 87,77 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 5266 €
Price per credit 87,77 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Module of the study programme by semesters


Medicines – development, quantitative and qualitative analysis, provision sources
Biologically active compounds – synthesis, analysis of the structure
Instrumental research – spectroscopy, spectrometry, chromatography
Cell – structure, biological research
Development of Pharmaceutical Preparations and Technologies Understanding and Application of the Principles of Instrumental Analysis Medicines' Quality Control Ability to Plan Work, Make Conclusions and Summarize the Achieved Results




Why @KTU?

Interdisciplinary studies at two universities

Study programme is implemented together with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences using the latest equipment, laboratories and software of 2 universities and Santaka valley.

Why @KTU?

Knowledge deepening in the development of new medicaments

Both graduates from chemistry and medicine can deepen knowledge in the development of new medicaments.

Why @KTU?

Close collaboration with industrial partners

Outstanding links with local industry and academic partners for cooperative placement, collaborative research and academic mobility.



Student’s competences:
  • development of pharmaceutical preparations and technologies;
  • understanding and application of the principles of instrumental analysis;
  • planning and performance of scientific research and experiments in the area of medical chemistry.
Student’s skills:
  • able to formulate a research hypothesis, objective, problem, tasks, to select the appropriate methods for implementation of the tasks, to analyse and summarise the obtained research results, to formulate conclusions and to plan further research;
  • able to identify types of interaction between biological molecules–targets and medicines;
  • able to conduct metabolic analysis of medicinal substances according to the compounds chemical structure;
  • able to apply principles of good laboratory practice and present his/her work results orally and in writing.

You may become

– Management of operational activities of medical, nursing, technical, administrative, services, supervision and other employees, their supervision and assessment;
– Maintenance of communication with other providers of health promotion and support services, services and financial institutions for coordination of service provision;
– Planning of administrative activities and budget, preparation of reports and expenses, control.

– Performance of chemical research works, development or improvement of concepts, measures, theories and methods;
– Performance of experimental works, tests and analysis;
– Participation in the interdisciplinary scientific research and development projects in cooperation with specialists of various areas.

– Establishment and assurance of production methods, materials, quality and control standards according to the technical specifications;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures ensuring the procedure of chemical production, its effectiveness and safety of employees;
– Testing of the process of laboratory tests of new production stages and its performance.

– Preparation of technical specifications for production and planning of systems layout;
– Management of maintenance of equipment, and new projects according to the engineering principles and safety regulations;
– Consultations on new production methods, techniques and equipment.




Vaidotas Deveikis

Vaidotas Deveikis

UAB "Valentis", Member of the Board


UAB "Valentis" is a part of international group of companies, which are active in all stages of the development of medicines: starting with development of preparation, its registration, production, and finishing with its selling and pharmacovigilance. RTD activities and production performed in Lithuania needs highly qualified and
creative employees. After review of the scheduled main results of these studies, it can be concluded that specialists of medicinal chemistry will have a good theoretical preparation and will be able to apply their knowledge in practice. It is very likely that interdisciplinary nature of the preparation of specialists will enable a more versatile implementation of their ideas.





International Studies Office
Student Info Center
Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas