Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing - Galway

The programme was designed in partnership with Irish companies manufacturing biopharmaceuticals and relevant industry stakeholders. Learners will develop both critical research skills in biopharmaceutical science and in depth understanding of the quality processes involved in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals products.

Who should apply? This programme is suitable for graduates seeking roles as biotechnical production specialists, process sciences associates, process engineers, cell line engineers, cell biology and bioanalytical analysts, data science and analytics engineers, technical operations specialists, technical services specialists, validation specialists, manufacturing support specialists, operations lead/ managers, QA specialist/managers, or leadership roles in Research and Development.

Subjects taught


Bioprocessing Technology
Design and Analysis of Experiments
Elective: Biopharmaceutical Science
Elective: Quality Management Systems and Regulatory Affairs
Elective: Applied Immunology, Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Technology
Six Sigma Management
Validation for Biopharmaceuticals
Elective: Biopharmaceutical Facilities
Elective: Machine Learning and Vision
Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science
Applied Research Project

Entry requirements

Applicants require a Level 8 major award in any Biological Science or Engineering discipline. Candidates should ideally be employed in a Biopharmaceutical, or similar, industry and be able to undertake a year-long Applied Research Project.

Application dates

Key Dates
Applications opening date: February 17th, 2022
Applications closing date: 27th May, 2022.
How to Apply
Apply directly to GMIT using GMIT's Online Admissions system, selecting Application Type L9.

Please provide the following documentations to support your application:
1. A CV (max three pages) detailing their qualifications & career to date.
2. A personal motivational statement, which should include an outline of their plans and interests related to Biopharmaceutical/Pharmaceutical manufacturing.


15 months part-time, blended.

Study Hours
Lectures and tutorials will be delivered live online and will also be recorded.

On-Campus Attendance
Learners who take the elective module in Biopharmaceutical Science will be expected to be on-site for a 2 day practical workshop in December

Post Course Info

Job Opportunities
The proposed Masters in Biopharmaceutical Science and Technology will equip graduates with a strong fundamental knowledge in high tech biopharmaceutical science.

Data collated from the industry consultation expect graduates to fill roles in:
• Biotechnical production specialists
• Process Sciences Associates
• Process engineer
• Cell Line Engineers
• Cell Biology & Bioanalytical Analysts
• Data Science & Analytics Engineers
• Technical Operations Specialist
• Technical Services Specialist
• Validation Specialist
• Manufacturing Support Specialist
• Operations Lead/Manager
• QA Specialist/Manager
• Leadership roles in Research and Development

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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