Pharmaceutical Validation Technology / Teicneolaíocht Bailíochtaithe Cógaisíochta

Honours bachelor degree in chemistry or related discipline at 2:2 grade or higher or equivalent qualification. Applicants for the part-time course should be employed in a relevant industrial sector. Selection may be by interview.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

Please note due to the great demand for our courses early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This course is designed to provide education at postgraduate level in aspects of pharmaceutical validation technology to scientists, engineers and other professionals who operate in the pharmaceutical industry.

The School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at DIT run four Masters programs designed to provide a bridge for students who have qualified in science disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries. Students interested in Quality Assurance can choose DT233 and DT237 which are offered on a full time or part time basis respectively. See course descriptions below and links to further information.

These programmes are offered as CONVERSION courses specifically aimed at science graduates interested in a career in the Pharmaceutical or related industries. So whether your original degree was in science on the one hand, or engineering and technology on the other, you are equally likely to benefit. Due to its excellent reputation, our entrants come from a wide range of Universities from Ireland and overseas and represent all science disciplines. Each year we also have a small number of International students from both within and outside the EU. All have found the breadth, depth and rigor of this course to be both stimulating and challenging. In consequence, it has benefitted them greatly in developing their careers.

Graduates of the course are well equipped to take up positions as validation professionals and managers in the pharmaceutical and related industries.

  • Process Validation - general
  • Process Validation - Primary/Bulk /API
  • Process Validation - Secondary/Finished
  • Process Validation - Aseptic and Biotechnology
  • Analytical Method Validation
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Equipment Qualification - general
  • Equipment Qualification - Utilities
  • Equipment Qualification - Non Aseptic
  • Equipment Qualification - Aseptic and Biotechnology
  • Computer Systems Validation
  • Packaging Validation


Applications will open on 1st April 2022

TU Code



Level 9


Master of Science


2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

January 2023


City Centre: Grangegorman



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