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Pharmaceutical TechnologyTeicneolaíocht Cógaisíochta

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Technology

The minimum entry requirement is a Pass Award in the Higher Certificate in Science GMP & Technology programme or its equivalent. Candidates must be working in a relevant industry.

All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.

This course is a follow-on to the Higher Certificate in Science GMP & Technology. It aims to educate production, technical-grade and supervisory/managerial staff in fundamental and applied aspects of Good Manufacturing Practice, relevant core science and production management. It also allows some specialisation in finished dosage, or active pharmaceutical ingredient or biotechnology production.

This course will run over three semesters part-time.

This course prepares operators working in the bio/pharmaceutical industry with the opportunity for improving their qualifications and preparing them for advancement into supervisory/management roles.  

Year 1
  • Manufacturing and Process Technology II
  • Quantitative Methods


  • API 1
  • Process Biotechnology 1
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations 1
  • Environmental Management
  • GMP 3
  • Production and Supervisory Management
Year 2
  • Technology Transfer
  • Project or Drug Discover Module


  • API 2
  • Process Biotechnology 2
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations 2

2 Evenings per week over 3 semesters.

Funded Applications: This course received Springboard+ funding in 2023. Springboard+ funded courses for 2024 have not yet been confirmed. We are currently closed for funded applications, however we invite you to Register Your Interest for this course and we will contact you should funding become available. 

How to Apply: Detailed information regarding the application process can be found on the part-time section of our website.

Further Information: For further information please email

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


1.5 Years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2024



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Year 1: €3,510
Year 2: €1,620
~ Funding may be available

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