12 months
12000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science (MSc) in Bioprocessing Science from the Atlantic Technological University was designed to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry and is designed to equip the participant with the appropriate skill range and skill selectivity in applied methods used in Bioprocessing and more broadly the Biotechnology Industry.


Bioprocessing Science from the Atlantic Technological University aims to ensure that participants can effectively present and defend scientific data and findings in a variety of forms to specialists and non-specialists.


Graduates are typically employed in managerial positions in Scientific, Operations and Quality Assurance / Control positions in the Biopharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology industry sectors both within Ireland and abroad. 

Post-graduates may also find employment more broadly within the Healthcare sector, medical device industries and in areas of Research and Development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Upstream Bioprocessing
  • Downstream Bioprocessing
  • Quality Control Testing for Biologics
  • Formulation and Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biopharmaceutical Regulation and Compliance
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme is open to students who have obtained an honour’s degree (Level 8) or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (i.e. Engineering or Life Sciences). 
  • Other candidates with alternative honours degrees and relevant experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry (typically 5 years duration in a GMP environment) may apply for consideration through the IT Sligo RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Non-EU/EEA: €12,000 per academic year

Living costs for Sligo

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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