Bioprocessing - Online

The course will equip students with the latest research advances including data analytics, predictive modelling and new methods to manufacture protein products beyond conventional bacterial and cell culture-based methods.

Key Fact:
Ireland is a home for 24 of the world’s top biotech and pharma companies, producing €47.7 Billion of materials last year.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Semester 1
• Advanced Biophysical Characterisation Techniques
• Predictive Biomolecular Modelling Tools
• Advanced Cell Biology
• Biopharmaceuticals: From Concept to Product
• Experimental Design and Research Methodology

Semester 2
• Scientific Communication & Literature Review
• Bioprocess Safety
• Upstream Processing
• Downstream Processing
• Regulatory Affairs in Biopharma

Semester 3
• Bioprocessing Project

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a primary degree (Level 8 - NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) with a minimum second class hons, in a relevant branch of science or engineering (e.g., Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Environmental, Food or Materials Science, Mechanical, Environmental or Food Engineering).

Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.


Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable

A copy of your birth certificate/passport

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. Online.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time,Part time

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