M.Sc. On Campus

Hospital Pharmacy

Trinity College Dublin

24 months
10659 EUR/year
5327 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Hospital Pharmacy programme of Trinity College Dublin consists of a practice-based teaching programme complemented by lectures, tutorials and workshops. The course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake all aspects of hospital pharmacy.


Course Description

Subjects covered in the Hospital Pharmacy programme of Trinity College Dublin include medical and surgical therapeutics, medicines information, pharmacoeconomics, purchasing skills, good manufacturing practice and aseptics, immunology and biotechnology. Management issues as they relate to hospital pharmacy and the broader context of healthcare systems are also addressed. 

Coursework is underpinned by a comprehensive practice-based element where students rotate through a variety of specialist areas to ensure that broad, practical experience is obtained in such areas as medicines information, dispensary, aseptic compounding and clinical specialities. 

Assessment is on a continual basis through formal examinations, written assignments, oral presentations and competency-based assessments. Students are required to undertake a research project and must demonstrate research competency. Research and methodological skills are addressed in a dedicated module that also covers an introduction to statistical evaluation. This is a two-year, part-time course with lectures and tutorials taking place on one half day per week in central locations. Courses are conducted on a biennial basis.

Programme Structure

Modules offered:

  • Practice of Hospital Pharmacy
  • Medical therapeutics I & II & Surgical therapeutics
  • Medical Specialities Part I & II
  • Health Services Management
  • Research Module

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligible candidates must hold a first or second-class honors (upper division) degree in pharmacy, have experience working in hospital pharmacy practice and be registered (or eligible to be registered) with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland prior to the January start date.
  • Please note that for applications to this course two references are required; one academic and one non-academic. 
  • Please note that some students will have to attend interviews in order to compete for clinical placements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10659 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10659 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5327 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5327 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 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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