From academic year 2014-15 IQS and Blanquerna, two of the founding institutions of the Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), in Barcelona, offer an EHEA degree in Pharmacy, a five-year qualification which at the present time can only be studied in one Catalan university. The collective expertise of IQS and the Blanquerna Faculty of Health Science in the training of healthcare professionals results in a degree with a distinct humanistic-scientific flavour.
Some of the subjects of the study programme are taught in English, students do tutored placements in the pharmacies of hospitals or other institutions and in the pharmaceutical industry. The particular nature of these studies at Blanquerna-IQS is reflected by 4 specialities: Food and Nutrition; Pharmacy in care; Design and production of Medical drugs; and Pharmaceutical management and marketing.
From academic year 2015-2016, the Faculty of Health Science Blanquerna-URL offers the ability to spontaneously take the EHEA degree in Pharmacy (with a special emphasis on Nutrition and Food) and the EHEA degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. This simultaneousness can begin during the second year of Pharmacy, with the study plan of Nutrition being adapted in such a way that, when the Pharmacy course is completed, only 119 ECTS need to be attained to graduate in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.