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Pharmaceutical Business & Technology

About the Course
This 18 month programme is a unique blend of a technology and business qualification. It will focus on core competencies such as Pharmaceutical Processes and Production, Pharmaceutical Business Introduction & Technology Transfer, Emerging Trends in the Industry, the Implementation of Operational Excellence (Lean & Six Sigma), Regulatory aspects of the Pharmaceutical Industry, Data Analytics, Strategic Thinking and Leadership Development and Professional Skills.

With extensive input and participation from the pharmaceutical and clinical trials sectors, this programme is ideal for those involved in manufacturing, compliance, business improvement, quality assurance, validation, data analytics, clinical trial co-ordination and engineering.

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.

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, Engineering or Quality or a related discipline.


12 months over three semesters.

Delivery: Classroom / Broadcast Live.

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

Stage 1
A three semester taught programme in Pharmaceutical
Business & Technology (60 ECTS Credits) leading
cumulatively to a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in
Pharmaceutical Business & Technology.

Stage 2
A one semester dissertation stage leading to an MSc in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology.

Careers or further progression

Potential Roles include; Business Operations Supervisor / Manager, Clinical Trials Co-ordinator / Manager, Quality Supervisor / Manager, Compliance Specialist / Manager, New Business Introduction Specialist / Manager, Business Improvement Specialist, Lean and Six Sigma, Project Co-ordinator / Manager, Technology Specialist / Manager

Further enquiries

For Further Information
Please contact the Admissions Office
t: +353 1 415 0415

Subjects taught

– Process, Production & Pharmaceutical Quality
– 21st Century Dynamics & Emerging Trends
– Regulatory Landscape of Pharmaceutical Business
– Clinical Research Management
– Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer
– Strategy, Leadership & the Culture of Innovation
– Operational Excellence & the Science of Innovation
– Research Methods
– Dissertation


Validated by QQI.

Enrolment and start dates

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