Pharmaceutical Validation Technology - Conversion Course - Grangegorman

TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin

Pharmaceutical Validation Technology - Conversion Course - Grangegorman

Course Title: Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Validation Technology
What is... Pharmaceutical Validation Technology?
This course is designed to provide education at postgraduate level in aspects of pharmaceutical validation technology to scientists, engineers and other professionals who operate in the pharmaceutical industry.

The School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at DIT run four Masters programs designed to provide a bridge for students who have qualified in science disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries. Students interested in Quality Assurance can choose DT233 and DT237 which are offered on a full time or part time basis respectively. See course descriptions below and links to further information.

These programmes are offered as Conversion courses specifically aimed at science graduates interested in a career in the Pharmaceutical or related industries. So whether your original degree was in science on the one hand, or engineering and technology on the other, you are equally likely to benefit. Due to its excellent reputation, our entrants come from a wide range of Universities from Ireland and overseas and represent all science disciplines. Each year we also have a small number of International students from both within and outside the EU. All have found the breadth, depth and rigor of this course to be both stimulating and challenging. In consequence, it has benefitted them greatly in developing their careers.

Subjects taught

• Fundamentals of Process Validation
• Validation of non-sterile Primary and secondary Manufacturing
• Computer System Validation
• Cleaning Validation
• Fundamentals of Equipment Qualification
• Utilities, Facilities, and Research methods
• Pharmaceutical Operational Excellence
• Validation of Combination products
• Quality Risk Management
• Process Validation for Biopharmaceuticals and aseptic pharmaceuticals
• Aspects of Regulatory Science for Pharmaceutical Validation
• Validation Strategy Project
• Consultancy Project

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Honours bachelor degree in chemistry or related discipline at 2:2 grade or higher or equivalent qualification. Applicants for the part-time course should be employed in a relevant industrial sector. Selection may 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 may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

Application dates

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Please note due to the great demand for our courses early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.


3 years
Mode of Study: Part Time
Method of Delivery: Online

Online Lectures:
• Tuesday & Thursday 6-9pm
• Saturday 10am - 1pm

*Timetable subject to change

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: January 2024

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
Graduates of the course are well equipped to take up positions as validation professionals and managers in the pharmaceutical and related industries.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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