Graduates who complete the Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Systems programme of University College Cork Online and have the relevant work experience are eligible to apply to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) or EU regulatory authority to register as a QP.
The course is not limited to aspiring QPs. It is designed to broaden your professional development and provide up-to-date assessments of the latest trends in the areas of pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical development, manufacturing and quality. The individual modules provide knowledge and experience of benefit to all technical, quality, regulatory and managerial staff in the pharmaceutical industry.
Why Choose This Course
The MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality systems has been approved by the HPRA in meeting the educational requirements for QP status as stated in directive 2001/83/EC. Students who have completed this course and have the relevant work experience are eligible to apply to an EU regulatory authority to register as a QP.
Skills and Careers Information
Although the course meets the educational requirements for registering as a QP, it is not only aspiring QPs who complete the course. Many of our graduates use the skills obtained in the course to develop their careers within other areas of the pharmaceutical industry.
Students from the EU can use this qualification to apply to your regulatory authority to register as a QP. Last year, a number of students from Malta graduated from this course and registered as QPs in Malta.
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Pharmaceutical Dosage Form Design
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - API to Finished Product
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Sterile Manufacturing
- Biopharmaceutical Development of Investigational Medicinal Products
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
All candidates must be approved by the programme committee within the School of Pharmacy. Applicants may be short listed for interview.
- a candidate must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours primary degree in a relevant science discipline (NFQ level 8) which has been approved by the programme committee (e.g. pharmacy, chemistry or the biological sciences);
- candidates must be currently employed in a relevant pharmaceutical sector (ideally greater than two years experience) and for the duration of the programme;
- consideration may be given to other applicants with suitable equivalent professional qualifications and significant industrial experience (greater than 5 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry).
International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA9500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 EUR per year during 24 months.
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