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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Online
The Masters course is presented in a distance learning form and extends over two years. Applicants are expected to be employed in the pharmaceutical industry or with a pharmaceutical regulatory authority at the time of their application or to have previously worked in the industry.

Overview

Course content is specified in Human and Veterinary Directives 2001/83/EC and 2001/82/EC. Participants receive nine module books in each year of the course. The general areas covered are: pharmaceutical, medicinal and analytical chemistry; pharmaceutical processing and drug action, uses and assessment. Participants must also undertake a number of manufacturing facility visits. 

The taught component of the course is recognised by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) as fulfilling the educational requirements related to registration as a Qualified Person.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Unit Processes
  • Principles of Drug ActionBiopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Sterile Products
  • Pharmacognosy & Pharmaceutical BiologyAprilPharmaceutical Analysis
  • Principles of Preformulation
  • Systematic PharmacologyMedicinal Chemistry
  • Project Management
  • Chemotherapy & Drug AssessmentAugustPharmaceutical Statistics
  • Pharmaceutical Processing
  • Regulatory AffairsPharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • GMP & Design of Manufacturing Facilities
  • Packaging

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Curriculum Vitae must be submitted for your application to be considered. 
  • Applicants are not required to complete the Personal Statement section of the application form, please enter ‘Not Applicable’ in this section.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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