Process Validation & Regulatory Affairs - Online
Many companies operate in highly regulated areas where the demand for dynamic validation engineers, effective quality management systems and regulatory compliance leaders is growing.
The aim of the Level 9 Taught Masters of Science in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs is to equip learners with competence in the appropriate legal, compliance and industry operational standards.
The programme will enable understanding of all current applicable regulations, quality management systems and effective process validation requirements. Learners will have the knowledge and skills to be able to audit all, or part of, organisation's formal Quality Management systems. Acquire the ability to objectively evaluate evidence generated by systems and processes against clearly defined criteria and determine the effectiveness of these systems and processes; ensuring that learners will develop skills to address and prepare for the ever-changing environment of regulatory affairs in medical device, pharmaceutical and food and drink sectors.
What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.
Masters of Science in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs
What modules will I study?
Regulatory Affairs (Pharmaceutical / Food & Drink / Medical)
Auditing & Risk Management
Advanced Regulatory Affairs (Pharmaceutical / Food & Drink / Medical)
Computer System Validation (E)
Advanced Process Engineering
Process Validation (E)
What are the entry requirements?
Students can transfer from the following three programmes:
Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs (Food & Drink)
Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs (Medical)
Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs (Pharmaceuticals)
(a) A minimum honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in any discipline with minimum two years, relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning
b) A minimum ordinary bachelor degree (Level 7) in any discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning
(d) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language for example IELTS 6.0
Application Deadline 29th August 2021
100% Online over 2 years
This Masters of Science is delivered online and designed as an innovative multi- tiered programme to address the needs and requirements of industry-based learners and making education more accessible. It is designed so that learners can opt to select the module streams individually as Special Purpose Awards (six), complete three of the module streams to attain a Level 9 Graduate Diploma or opt for the Level 9 Masters of Science.
Semester 1: September - December (2 evenings per week)
Number of Days/Evenings per week: 2
- Monday – Quality Management
- Tuesday – Product Design control
Number of Hours per day/evening: 3
- Monday 6:30pm - 9:30pm Quality Management,
- Tuesday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Product Design Control
Semester 2: January - May (2 evenings per week)
Semester 3: September - December (2 evenings per week)
Semester 4: January - May (1 evening per week)
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What are the career prospects?
There are multiple roles a graduate from the programme can seek in disciplines such as Quality Engineering, Management, Auditing, Compliance, Legal and Regulatory affairs.
Furthermore, there are multiple roles a graduate from the programme can seek in areas such as Regulatory Engineer, Process Engineer, Validation Engineer, Quality Engineers, Regulatory affairs Management, Process Engineering Management, Validation Management, Quality Management, Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance, Compliance and Auditing Management, Risk Management.
International opportunities offered by Master of Science in Process Validation & Regulatory Affairs:
The content of the modules will be seen to reflect a globalised environment.This is demonstrated by the regulatory affairs module stream which focuses on EU, US and worldwide regulatory affair bodies.
This is further demonstrated through the quality management module stream as learners will receive internationally recognised award in ISO9001:2015 Lead Auditor, which equips learner to be lead auditors world-wide. Thus will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able audit all, or part of, organisation's formal Quality Management systems against defined criteria such as international standards ISO 13485, ISO 9001 or 21 CFR Part 820.