Postgraduate Diploma Online

Biopharmaceutical Science (Online)

24 months
4998 EUR/year
4998 EUR/year
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This post-graduate programme in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online) from the Atlantic Technological University aims to provide students with a comprehensive grounding in critical aspects of Biopharmaceutical Processing and Support Services, with specific focus on the product lifecycle of Biopharmaceutical products and processes. 


Biopharmaceutical Science (Online) from the Atlantic Technological University has been designed to provide graduates with a range of cutting-edge skills in Biopharmaceutical Science and Medical Biotechnology thereby making them highly employable within the Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology Industries in Ireland and abroad. 

One of the key features of this programme is that it combines skills in Biopharmaceutical Science and Medical Biotechnology with an in-depth knowledge of legislation/regulation and quality control systems for the respective industries.


Graduates from this programme can expect to find employment in the Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Diagnostics, Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical sectors, at the appropriate level. In the development of this programme emphasis has been placed on aligning the course content with the skills required by the Biopharmaceutical industry, whilst ensuring that there is sufficient flexibility to allow students to move laterally into associated careers including Research and Development opportunities. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fermentation and Cell Culture Processing
  • Upstream Processing Lab. Practical
  • Biocontamination Monitoring and Control
  • Bioprocess Scale Up and Technology Transfer
  • Protein Purification Processing
  • Legislation and Regulatory Affairs
  • Biopharma Process Validation
  • Lean Sigma for Biopharma

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme is open to students who have obtained an honours degree (Level 8) or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline (i.e. Engineering or Life Sciences). 

  • Other candidates with alternative honours degrees and relevant experience in the BioProcessing industry (typically 5 years duration in a GMP environment) may apply for consideration through the ATU Sligo RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4998 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9996 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4998 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9996 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


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Biopharmaceutical Science (Online)
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