Biopharmaceutical Science - Sligo

Upon completion, students will have achieved an internationally recognised qualification which is highly relevant to the biopharma industry.

Subjects taught


Fermentation and Cell Culture
Legislation and Regulatory
Protein Purification Processing
Research Methods Biopharma
Facility Design and Operation
Biocontamination monitoring
and Control
Bioanalytical Techniques
Biopharma Process Validation
Lean Sigma for BioPharma
Biopharmaceutical Dissertation

For the full list of Elective Modules, refer to the programme web page.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (Level 8) or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (i.e. Engineering or Life Sciences). Other candidates with alternative honours degrees and relevant experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry (typically 5 years duration in a GMP environment) may apply for RPL.

Application dates

Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.

All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check

For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.

For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.

The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.

Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.

Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.

Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.

Places are limited, so please apply early.




2.5 years part-time online.

On-Campus Attendance
Depending on elective selected, two-day attendance at NIBRT Dublin, per semester


Total Fees €12,000
Per module €1,000
Dissertation €2,000

Non-EU total fees: €16,500

Enrolment dates

Start Date: Annually in September subject to numbers.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates from this programme can expect to find employment in the Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Diagnostics, Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical sectors, at the appropriate level. In the development of this programme emphasis has been placed on aligning the course content with the skills required by the Biopharmaceutical industry, whilst ensuring that there is sufficient flexibility to allow students to move laterally into associated careers including Research and Development opportunities.

Graduates are typically employed in managerial positions in Scientific, Operations and Quality Assurance / Control positions in the Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry sectors both in Ireland and abroad.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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