What is the programme about?
This Masters programme presents the regulatory affairs role and specifically targets the pharmaceutical regulatory industry. It also provides a detailed insight into EU legislation and regulation as well as an overview of US regulation. This programme is essential to meet the needs of the Irish pharmaceutical industry. All programme modules have been chosen and designed on the basis of leading industry advice and consultation and also meet the requirements of regulatory companies in sourcing regulatory and quality assurance personnel.
The programme enables existing regulatory affairs personnel in the pharmaceutical regulatory industry to understand all current diagnostic and medical device regulations and develop the necessary skills to work successfully in the dynamic world of regulatory affairs. The programme will also enable the graduate to develop a set of transferable skills to directly meet the requirements of a broad range of future employers including information technology, written and verbal communication skills, team working, independent research skills, data analysis and critical thinking. Teaching will involve traditional lectures supported and complemented by a managed learning environment incorporating elearning, discussion boards, and moderated online debates.
Special Features of this programme
The primary objective of this Masters is to enable learners to expand their job responsibilities and opportunities in new areas after completing the programme. It will also enable learners to create an excellent network within the pharmaceutical industry, both by meeting other regulatory professionals during the course and by interacting with industry experts while completing their dissertation research. The programme is also designed to upskill professionals working in Regulatory Affairs who have already gained first-hand experience of handling regulatory issues.
Students who successfully complete the relevant 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme (Embedded Exit Award).