Pharmaceutical Medicine

Trinity College Dublin

Pharmaceutical Medicine

Components of the course include principles of:

•Pharmacology and biostatistics
•New drug development and the regulatory environment
•Pharmacoeconomics and rational use of drugs
•Pharmacovigilance and drug information

The course involves completion of taught modules and the additional undertaking of a research project. The modules consist of formal teaching and personal assignments and are run over five terms on a part-time basis (approximately two modules per term). Some of the modules are undertaken by way of distance learning. In addition, the students are assigned a research project (including field work), to be submitted as a dissertation for the degree of M.Sc. only.

The syllabus is compliant with PharmaTrain, an EU funded Innovative Medicines Initiative (

Entry requirements

Prospective students for this course must hold a primary degree in either medicine or another relevant health or science subject. Candidates should have a minimum of two years' practical experience in their area of qualification/pharmaceutical industry. The course is run in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023

Assessment Info

Students are assessed by way of continuous assessment and are required to pass written and oral examinations at the end of their course. In addition, they are required to submit a written dissertation on their research project (with the possibility of an oral examination) by the end of the second year of the course.


2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2020

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This course allows graduates to pursue careers in multidisciplinary environments such as drug discovery, medical affairs, as well as working for regulatory authorities, charities, and other positions where expertise in pharmaceutical medicine is required.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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