Entry Requirements

Target audience

The safescimet programme was established for you as a safety scientists, or for you working in drug discovery and development, who wants to strengthen your professional area of expertise, including professionals at the start of their industry career. safescimet provides education and training in Safety Sciences leading to a new generation of safety specialists with strong competencies in integrative and translational medicines research and development. The programme also includes application of novel technologies in risk assessment. This will allow holistic and critical evaluations of the safety of drug candidates and new medicines by linking in vitro and in vivo data with patient data more effectively.

safescimet courses are especially designed to support you as a scientists or professional in drug/medicines research and development. This is aiming at strengthening your competencies and widening your expertise in specialist, holistic, integrative and translational safety sciences. As a post-graduate you can take advantage of the course programme for your future studies and professional career.

The modular set-up provides an excellent opportunity to follow dedicated subsets of courses, to be accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), or to obtain ECTS credits. Scientists successfully completing the full master’s programme, including an integrative MSc-thesis, are awarded with an accredited Master of Advanced Safety Sciences of Medicines of the University of Konstanz. All courses and procedures are aligned with the Bologna process for education and training in Europe.

Your profile

As a participant in the SafeSciMET courses and Master’s programme you are normally a science, medical or veterinary graduate, either currently working in a safety science environment or seeking to improve your insight and knowledge of safety science in some area of your career. Normally, a minimum of a higher academic qualification at least to MSc degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is a precondition. Competence in both written and spoken English to an IELTS level or equivalent of 7.0 is an absolute requirement. If you wish to apply for the MSc degree in Safety Sciences for Medicines  you will normally also possess a minimum of one year working experience in the Safety Sciences field.

If courses are taken one by one as “stand alone” for personal Continual Professional Development (CPD), there are no formal entrance requirements, although a scientific background to at least MSc level or equivalent is recommended.