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.


The COP28 virtual pavilion starts today! Participate in this global event by joining one of the many online events. Certainly a great opportunity for the SDISCO family!
A recent open access publication by the group of S-DISCO researcher Prof. Serge Van Calenbergh was recognized by Elsevier for its contribution to the UN SDGs. Congratulations to the authors!
Are you an intelligent student from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo or Montenegro, and interested in sustainable drug discovery? Then start your application NOW! We have dedicated EMJM scholarships for students from these countries. ❗ Application deadline: 1st December 2023 ❗

"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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