Pharmaceutical Data Analytics

This two stage programme is delivered 2 evenings per week and 2 Saturdays per month.

Stage 1
A two semester taught programme in Pharmaceutical Data Analytics (60 ETCS Credits) leading cumulatively to a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Pharmaceutical Data Analytics.

Stage 2
A one semester dissertation stage leading to an MSc in Pharmaceutical Data Analytics.

About the course
This new 12 month Masters programme is a unique blend of a pharmaceutical technology and data analytics. It will focus on core competencies such as Pharmaceutical Processes and Production, Emerging Trends in the Industry, the Implementation of Operational Excellence (Lean & Six Sigma), Regulatory Aspects of the Pharmaceutical Industry, Data Analytics, Data Collecting, Data Management, Data Visualisation, Strategic Thinking and Professional Skills.

This programme is aimed at individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills of data analytics with a specific focus on the pharmaceutical and clinical trials industries. This programme is also ideal for those with data analytics experience from other industries and wish to transfer to the pharmaceutical industry.

All classes are broadcast live using an online training platform, offering the learners the opportunity to either physically attend or join the class online. All classes are also recorded allowing learners the opportunity to view later and support revision.

Online learning and support will be provided through the use of Moodle. Extensive coaching and mentoring workshops will be provided with specific focus on individual assessment and improvement.

A substantial focus of the programme will also develop the professional skills of the graduate to enhance their career opportunities through development of their CVs, interview skills, and their networking, presentation and communication skills.

Entry requirements

The primary target audience are those with a minimum qualification of higher degree (minimum 2.2 or higher) at NFQ Level 8 or higher in Science, Quality, Engineering, Computational or related discipline.

Subjects taught

– Processes, Production and Pharmaceutical Quality Systems
– Pharmaceutical Data Management
– Pharmaceutical Data Analysis
– Operational Excellence & the Science of Innovation
– Strategy, Leadership & the Culture of Innovation
– Visualisation of Big Data
– Research Methods
– Research Dissertation


12 months over 2 semesters.

Delivery : Classroom / Broadcast Live.

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Options are available and will depend on the academic requirements and the career choice of the learner.

Potential Roles include; Data Analyst, Business Improvement Specialist, Lean and Six Sigma Specialist, Business Analyst, Project Co-ordinator, Compliance Specialist, Quality Data Analyst and Supply Chain Analyst.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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