M.Sc. On Campus

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

12 months
7400 EUR/year
7400 EUR/year
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This Masters Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs programme at Institute of Technology Carlow 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.


What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?

On completion of this Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs programme at Institute of Technology Carlow, students should be able to:

  • Devise and implement global strategies for drug, biologic, and device development and evaluation;
  • Apply principles of basic and applied pharmaceutical sciences in drug and biologics discovery and development.

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.

Programme Structure

  • Lifecycle Management, Vigilance, Surveillance and Risk management
  • Pharmaceutical Technology Regulatory Affairs
  • Non Clinical and Clinical Evaluation of Pharmaceutical TechnologiesMedical Technology Regulatory Affairs
  • Principles of Discovery of medicines and Development Planning
  • Research methods and Technical Report Writing
  • Special Populations and Biologicals and Advanced Therapies
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in science, engineering, quality, pharmaceutical or regulatory affairs or cognate areas. Those failing to meet the classification requirement may be eligible for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma.

  • Candidates with significant experience in: pharmaceutical operations, quality engineering, device design, mid to senior management in industry, other professionals who wish to upskill in the regulatory affairs environment, regulatory affairs personnel themselves who want to upskill (as determined by the Institute’s recognition of prior learning policy), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7400 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7400 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Carlow

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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