Graduates who complete this Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Systems course at University College Cork and have the relevant work experience are eligible to apply to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) or EU regulatory authority to register as a QP.
In Part I, you will take taught modules to the value of 60 credits, run over a minimum of 18 months. The taught modules incorporate a combination of self-instructional printed materials (i.e. printed module workbooks), teleconferences, web-based seminars and online assessments. Students must also attend the two three-day workshops on campus each year, involving lectures, practical sessions, tutorials and industrial site visits.
In Part II, you complete a research project module to the value of 30 credits. If you want to pursue the course, you must be able to carry out your research project in your place of employment.
The taught modules incorporate printed module workbooks, teleconferences, web-based seminars and online assessments. Each module runs for approximately four weeks. The average amount of directed study that you are advised to undertake per module is about 10-15 hours per week.
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Pharmaceutical Dosage Form Design
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - API to Finished Product
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Sterile Manufacturing
- Biopharmaceutical Development of Investigational Medicinal Products
- Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
- Pharmaceutical Statistics and Process Control
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A candidate must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours primary degree in a relevant science discipline (NQAI level 8) which has been approved by the programme committee (e.g. pharmacy, chemistry or the biological sciences)
- Candidates must be currently employed in a relevant pharmaceutical sector (ideally greater than two years experience) and for the duration of the programme:
- Consideration may be given to other applicants with suitable equivalent professional qualifications and significant industrial experience (> 5 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry).
International15400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15400 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA9630 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9630 EUR per year during 24 months.
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