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Pharmaceutical Validation TechnologyTeicneolaíocht Bailíochtaithe Cógaisíochta

Course Title: Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Validation Technology

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.

Online Lectures:

  • Tuesday & Thursday 6-9pm
  • Saturday 10am - 1pm

*Timetable subject to change

Applications for this course are now closed.

Non-EU Students

Non-EU students, not resident in Ireland, may only apply for part-time programs that are exclusively offered online, applications for courses that require on-campus attendance will not be processed and the application fee will not be refunded.  Applications for exclusively online courses can be made under the following guidelines:

  1. Standard Part-Time Rate: Non-EU students can apply and pay tuition fees at the standard part-time rate for the chosen program.
  2. No Student Visa Required: Non-EU students applying for 100% online part-time courses do not require a student visa for Ireland.
  3. No Residency Status Needed: Applicants do not need to possess any residency status in Ireland to be eligible for online programs as there is no requirement to travel to Ireland.

TU Code



Level 9


Master of Science


3 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

January 2024


City Centre: Grangegorman

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Year 1: €2,835
Year 2: €2,970

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