Biopharmaceutical Processing - Sligo

This programme has been designed to meet the existing and projected needs of the sector and will help produce confident graduates that are technically competent for employment in this industry.

Subjects taught


Legislation and Reg. Affairs
Fermentation and Cell Culture
Elective: Upstream Processing OR Scale Up and Tech Transfer
Protein Purification
Research Methods
Elective: Downstream
Processing OR Formulation and Delivery Systems
Bioprocessing Thesis

Entry requirements

This programme is open to students who have obtained an honours degree (Level 8), or its equivalent, in an appropriate discipline (i.e. Engineering or Life Sciences). Other candidates with alternative honours degrees and relevant experience in the BioProcessing industry (typically 5 years duration in a GMP environment) may apply for consideration through the ATU Sligo RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) process. These candidates will be interviewed for suitability and be subject to prior approval by the Programme Board.

Who should apply?
Those already working in the biomanufacturing industry who may wish to advance their career in the sector.




2.5 years (part-time) Online.

Study Hours
3 lectures per week. 3 hours of self-guided study per week.

On-Campus Attendance
No attendance required.


Total Fees €8,500
Per module €850

Non-EU total fees: €16,500

Springboard Fees
Fee €8500
Free for those classified as unemployed.
Fee for employed participants €850 (10% of fees)

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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