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Biopharmaceutical & Pharmacological Sciences - Research

The National Graduate Enhancement Programme (NGEP) in (Bio)Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences (BPS) is a cross-institutional research and education programme under the leadership of the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences. This initiative is funded by the HEA's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI), Cycle 4 and the European Regional Development Fund . The BPS complements the research and training programmes of the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training ( NIBRT ) that was established in 2005 on the UCD campus in partnership with DCU, Sligo-IT and TCD.

University College Dublin ( UCD ) will contribute to the BPS through a Thematic Doctoral Programme in (Bio)pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences with modules encompassing:

Design, synthesis, purification and sustainable approaches to (Bio)pharmaceuticals [synthetic chemistry, modern methods of spectroscopy]

Bioprocess engineering


Protein expression technology and glycoscience

Bionanoscience and drug development

Drug delivery and toxicology

Pre-clinical and clinical studies in diabetes

Neuroscience and infection/inflammation/repair.


3 years full-time.

Further enquiries

UCD Ann Mooney

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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