Analytical Science with Quality Management - Waterford

It includes a distinct focus on separation techniques, detection techniques and materials characterisation along with expert knowledge of advanced quality methodologies.

The course includes a strong emphasis on the professional development and aims to produce graduates:

• who have an advanced knowledge of the disciplines of analytical science and quality management.
• who can lead company quality programmes. • can assess the potential of and implement new analytical technology within an industrial environment.
• with advanced research skills.

Prospective students may also wish to consider a shorter course in this area.

All of the Certificates below are level 9 / postgraduate ‘Minor Awards’ of the Masters in Analytical Science with Quality Management and students can sign-up for them independently.

These certificates are typically not delivered independently – people who sign-up for the individual certificates will be ‘sitting-in’ with students taking the full Masters.

Certificate in Green and Sustainable Pharmaceutical Production (10 Credits) - Starts January 2025
Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science (10 Credits) - Starts January 2025
Certificate in International Regulatory Affairs (10 Credits) - Starts January 2025 - Funded under Springboard+
Certificate in Statistics and Data Analysis (10 Credits) - Starts January 2025
Certificate in Strategic Quality Management (10 Credits) - Starts September 2024
Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques (10 Credits) - Starts January 2026
Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques (10 Credits) - Starts September 2025
Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation (10 Credits) - Starts January 2026
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Science & Cell Culture (10 Credits) - Starts January 2025
Certificate in Food Safety and Analytical Microbiology (10 Credits) - Starts January 2025

Subjects taught

Year 1 Modules
Advanced Chromatographic Techniques
Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques
Advanced Materials Characterisation

Year 2 Modules
Strategic Quality Management
Statistics and Data Analysis

Elective Module
Research Dissertation (MSc)

Entry requirements

Aimed at those already working in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. Honours degree (min. 2.2) in a cognate area.


Typically 4 days online delivery and 3 days on SETU campus per module

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PGDip / MSc

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Part time,Blended

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