Master in Sustainable

Drug Discovery

Master in short

2 years

The S-DISCO programme is a 2-year full-time Master programme.

4 universities

The programme is organized by 4 European universities, i.e. Ghent University, Medical University of Gdańsk, University of Lille and the University of Groningen.

Master thesis

Students will perform a master thesis in one of the partner institutions or with one of the numerous associated partners (incl. industry, competent authorities and research institutions).

Master degree

Successful students will obtain a common master of science degree of the partner universities.

Target students

Candidates must hold a higher education diploma (180 ECTS or higher) in Chemical, Biological, (Bio-)Engineering, Pharmaceutical or Medical sciences.

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S-DISCO Programme

Learn about the S-DISCO programme and how to apply.

Our partners

The S-DISCO master degree has been built through close collaboration between the consortium and industrial players in the field in order to train high-level graduates with inter-and trans-disciplinary skills in the different fields of drug discovery, with a focus on sustainability. The partners will actively participate in the S-DISCO programme by i.a. teaching, holding seminars and providing internships to master thesis students. Discover our partners

What to expect?

Find out what students can expect when they are selected for the S-DISCO programme.


We are proud to announce that S-DISCO was selected as one of the 2024-2025 recipients of the ACS-CES Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education. Congratulations to our teaching staff for this wonderful achievement!
Following the European artificial intelligence act, EMA and HMA have proposed a workplan from 2024 to 2028 to balance the risk-benefits of AI in drug development. The workplan addresses 4 critical AI dimensions: policies, tools, training and experiments. As part of pharmaceutical data intelligence, AI is rapidly and profoundly moving into each field of medicines […]
Nearly 500 validated applications for Erasmus mundus scholarships were received at the deadline of 1 December 2023, aiming to start the 2-year International Master of Science in Sustainable Drug Discovery in September 2024. The selection procedure has been started, and applicants will receive more information end of December 2023, so that final selection will be […]

"Finding adequate treatments for unmet disease conditions, for everyone, everywhere, at a fair price, while respecting the environment and ecosystems is an enormous challenge, and one that we must be better prepared for."

Bart De Spiegeleer, Ghent University

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