Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology

Trinity College Dublin

M.Sc. Online
24 months
11196 EUR/year
11196 EUR/year
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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.


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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines






  • Regular mandatory meetings

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11196 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11196 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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