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Pharmaceutical Validation Technology

What is... Pharmaceutical Validation Technology?

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes 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.

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 programmes 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 programme to be both stimulating and challenging. In consequence, it has benefitted them greatly in developing their careers.

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 programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme 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 programmes.


2 years part-time.

Method of Delivery: Classroom.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Contact Us

Dr Anne Greene

01 402 4909/4948

Contact Us

MSc Administrator, Patricia Lyons

01 402 4879

Subjects taught

Process Validation - general

Process Validation - Primary/Bulk /API

Process Validation - Secondary/Finished

Process Validation - Aseptic and Biotechnology

Analytical Method Validation

Cleaning Validation

Equipment Qualification - general

Equipment Qualification - Utilities

Equipment Qualification - Non Aseptic

Equipment Qualification - Aseptic and Biotechnology

Computer Systems Validation

Packaging Validation



Faculty of Science, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8


MSc (Pharmaceutical Validation Technology) of Dublin Institute of Technology.

Timetable / Hours

The lecture course is divided into 12 modules of 40 contact hours each.

Students will have an average of 12 contact hours per week comprising lectures, tutorials and practical sessions (one/two evenings and Saturday morning). In addition, 12 major in-course assignments must be completed over the duration of the course. On completion of the taught element of the programme at an acceptable level, students are normally expected to perform their thesis at their place of employment over six months.

Application date

How To Apply?

Please see "Application Weblink" below.

Enrolment and start dates

Commencement Date: 20/01/2020.

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