These programmes are designed to provide a bridge for students who have qualified in science disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries with respect to quality assurance.
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 or DT237 which are offered on a full time or part time basis respectively. Students interested in a career in Manufacturing and Technology can choose DT279.
These programs 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.
For more information see course summaries below or visit the School website at:
DT233 MSc Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Biotechnology (Full Time)
This programme is offered on a one year fulltime basis followed by a 6 months industry based dissertation. It is designed to provide a bridge for graduates with a degree in science or related disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical sector. The programme offers a broad based curriculum covering aspects of quality assurance, auditing, manufacturing and pharmaceutical science and biotechnology.
DT237 MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Regulation (Part Time)
This programme is offered on a two year part-time basis. It is designed to consolidate, supplement and enhance the knowledge and experience of graduates currently employed in the pharmaceutical sector. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in aspects of quality assurance, regulation and validation.
DT9279 MSc Pharmaceutical Validation Technology (Part Time)
This programme is offered on a two year part-time basis. 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. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing and validation. The programme places a strong emphasis on integrating scientific principles and to practical case study examples for the fast-changing pharmaceutical regulatory environment.
The lecture course is divided into twelve modules of 20 hours each. Full-time students undertake twelve modules over two semesters. Part-time students undertake twelve modules over 4 semesters. On successful completion of the twelve modules, students will undertake a 6 months industrially based dissertation.
Non-EU students taking this programme must undertake their industrially based dissertation in their home country. Part-time students are normally expected to perform the dissertation at their place of employment.