Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Regulation - Conversion Course - Grangegorman

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Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Regulation - Conversion Course - Grangegorman

What is... Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Regulation?
TU258 MSc Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Regulation (Full Time): This course is offered on a one year full-time basis followed by the completion a 6 months industry-relevant dissertation. It is designed to provide a bridge for graduates with a degree in science or related disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical sector.

The course is divided into two stages – stage 1 and stage 2.
Stage 1 - The taught part of the programme (nine modules), is delivered to students over one academic year. All modules are assessed by assignment.

Stage 2 - On successful completion of the nine modules, students undertake a 6 months industrial based dissertation while working in their place of work.

The course employs a blended delivery approach with live and on-line lectures/workshops.

Subjects taught

The following modules are currently offered:
• Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Aseptic Manufacture (Drug Product)
• Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Research Methods – 10 ECTS
• Pharmaceutical Regulation, Validation and Statistics – 10 ECTS
• Biopharmaceutical Manufacture (Drug Substance)
• Process Technologies (Process, Facilities, Equipment & Utilities) - 10 ECTS
• Quality Risk Management
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Management
• Advanced Therapeutics & their Regulation
• Innovative Medicines & their Regulation

Note: There are three 10 ECTS modules as indicated above, the remaining six modules are 5 ECTS.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Honours bachelor degree in science or related discipline at 2.2 grade or higher or equivalent qualification. Selection will be by interview.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants will also be required to attend for interview.

Interviews will be virtual applicants do not have to attend in person.

Personal Statements are required for this course. Please remember to include this with your application.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Application dates

Applications for courses commencing in September 2024 will open in November 2023.

Assessment Info

Written assignments, practical work, written examinations, dissertation.


1.5 years
Mode of Study: Full Time
Method of Delivery: Blended

This is a full time course and students will normally have an average of 15 - 18 contact hours per week. The course comprises of 50% face to face contact and 50 % virtual delivery. The modules are normally delivered weekly on 2 mornings, 1 afternoon, 2 evenings and Saturday mornings. The exact timetable will be confirmed before the commencement of each semester.

2.5 years
Mode of Study Part Time
Method of Delivery Blended

The course consists of 100% virtual online delivery. Students will normally have an average of seven contact hours per week, comprising lectures, case studies and discussion sessions. The modules are normally delivered on 2 evenings and a Saturday morning each week over the course of the semesters.

Tuesday & Thursday 6-9pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
*Timetable subject to change

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: September 2024

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Daytime,Evening,Full time,Part time

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