Pharmaceutical Business & Technology

An exciting Masters programme developing your knowledge of Pharmaceutical Business, Regulation and Technology.

This unique Masters Degree Course is delivered by the Griffith Innopharma Faculty of Science and blends the subjects of pharmaceutical technology and business.

Why Study Pharmaceutical Business and Technology with Innopharma Education at Griffith College?
The MSc in Pharmaceutical Business and Technology is conducted over a 1-2 year period and is available on both a full and part-time basis. The course will focus on core competencies such as pharmaceutical processes and production, pharmaceutical business introduction & technology transfer, emerging trends, operational excellence (Lean & Six Sigma), regulatory affairs, data analytics, strategic thinking and leadership development.

- Gain priceless practical experience within an ever-expanding industry

- Develop your professional skills to enhance career opportunities through the development of CVs, interview skills, and networking, presentation and communication skills.

- All classes are broadcast live online offering the learners the opportunity to either physically attend or join the class online.

- Extensive coaching and mentoring workshops will be provided with a specific focus on individual assessment and improvement.

- Part-time learning allows students already working in the area extra time to hone skills.

Subjects taught

Semester 1 (20 Credits):
Processes, Production and Pharmaceutical Quality Systems
Regulatory Landscape of Pharmaceutical Business

Semester 2 (20 Credits):
Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer
21st Century Dynamics & Emerging Trends
Strategy, Leadership & the Culture of Innovation

Semester 3 (20 Credits):
Operational Excellence & the Science of Innovation
Clinical Research Management

Semester 4/5 (30 Credits):
Research Methods

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum qualification of an Honors degree (minimum 2.2 or higher) at NFQ Level 8 or higher in Science, Engineering or Quality or related discipline.

English Language requirements;
In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

Application dates

How to Apply
Applicants should contact Orla McKiernan or a member of the Innopharma Education team at +353 1 485 3346 or via email.

Students can also apply directly through


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

Part-Time Offering:
This two-stage programme is delivered 2 evenings per week (in class or online) and 2 Saturdays per month.

Full Time / International Offering:
Four days per week on campus

Note: A full-time schedule is two taught semesters (60 credits) and one dissertation semester (30 credits).

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
We have two intakes for this course, commencing in the spring and autumn.
January 2020
September 2020

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
Options will depend on the academic requirements and the career choice of the learner.

Career Progression
Potential Roles for graduates of this course include:
R & D Product Management
Production/ Supervisory Management
Quality/ Regulatory Affairs Roles
Supply Chain Roles
Project Management
Process Improvement roles

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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