Cellular Manufacturing & Therapy

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The clinical-grade production of advanced medicinal therapeutics, such as cellular therapy, is quickly evolving as the future of medicine. These therapeutics utilize immune cells, mesenchymal progenitor cells or induced pluripotent stem cells to treat injured or diseased tissues. The MSc in Cellular Manufacturing and Therapy will provide scientific and practical training in the production of these cells as therapeutics for clinical application. This programme is uniquely positioned at NUI Galway to draw on existing expertise in science education, biomedical research, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), grade cellular manufacturing, and clinical translation of advanced therapeutics to educate future leaders in these emerging technologies. With the support and expertise located within the Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI), the Clinical Research Facility, the Translational Research Facility, the Regenerative Medicine Institute and the Galway Blood and Tissue Establishment, our students will have access to an internationally competitive MSc programme in Cellular Manufacturing and Therapy.


1. Lecture-based and hands-on instruction in GMP, grade cell manufacturing, key advancing technologies and the regulatory process.

2. Modules in the therapeutic application of mesenchymal stromal cells, immune-therapy and induced pluripotent stem cells as the future of ATMPs.

3. Tutoring from experts in the Centre for Cellular Manufacturing Ireland, professors coordinating international clinical trials and scientists actively researching the application of cells as biotherapeutics.

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Minimum Entry Requirements
Students must have completed either:

1 an undergraduate degree in medicine, pharmacy, manufacturing, biology or engineering, or

2 an equivalent biomedical science-related undergraduate degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours. Students who have a degree without Honours in a related area and have 3+ years of practical experience in the subject area will also be considered for this programme. Where English is a second language, students will need to adhere to NUI Galway guidelines regarding IELTS scores.


1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates will be well positioned for careers in advanced medicinal therapy development and manufacturing, biotechnology and biopharmaceutical manufacturing in academic, regulatory or industrial settings.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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