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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology / Déantúsaíocht Cógaisíochta

Course Title: Master of Science (Bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

The entry requirements for this course are a minimum 2nd class honours degree (level 8) in a Science/Quality/Engineering or related discipline. 

The principle aim of this course is to provide graduates with diverse skills to work competently in the following manufacturing sectors: Biopharma manufacturing; Finished Dose Manufacturing; Small molecule manufacturing; Medical device manufacturing; Clinical trials; Excipient suppliers; Project engineering. It will enable students to develop key high-level skills in manufacturing and processing, quality assurance, product development, project management, process improvement and regulatory compliance.

This course has been designed to provide Science/Engineering graduates with specialist knowledge and skills to work in (Bio)Pharma in both a manufacturing and research environment. It will focus on design process control systems; regulatory practice for manufacturing processing; integration of new technology projects; Lean Manufacturing to improve efficiency, quality, safety and compliance; continuous improvement, product and process improvement.

Assessment modes for the taught modules will include a blend of assignments, in-class examinations, laboratory reports, oral presentations, problem-solving exercises and formal written examinations. Students will be expected to conduct research and write up a dissertation for examination in the 3rd semester. This can take place in the place of employment.

Graduates from the MSc in (Bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology will develop the relevant expertise and skills to work in diverse roles including:

Process Engineering; Validation; Technology Transfer; Process Manufacturing; Laboratory analysis; Formulation Development; Management roles; Sterile processing; Regulatory Affairs; Clinical data analysis; Project Management; Process Improvement roles.

Semester 1

  • Advanced Pharma/Regulatory Statistics
  • Bio-Process Manufacturing Technologies
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Small Molecule Manufacturing

Semester 2

  • Finished Dose Manufacturing Technologies
  • PAT-Validation
  • Pharmaceutical Management Systems
  • Research Methods (Literature Review)

Semester 3

  • Thesis module

The course will involve a mix of online, classroom delivery and laboratory sessions for the first two semesters. The third semester is devoted to the research dissertation/thesis, which takes place under the guidance of an appointed academic supervisor.

Applications are now closed for 2022.

For queries on the application process please contact: 
Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on: 01 220 7432
TU Code



Level 9


Master of Science


18 months

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2022





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