MSc Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Biotechnology / MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Regulation
Full time - DT233 Part time - DT237
DT233 Anne Greene
DT237 Dr Fiona O'Sullivan
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
T: 01 402 4909 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 01 402 4956 E: Fiona.Osullivan@dit.ie
Full Time - 1 Year
Part Time - 2 Years
DT233 (Full time) - Open for Applications
DT237 (Part time) - Open for Applications
Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
These programmes are designed to provide a bridge for students who have qualified in science disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries with respect to quality assurance.
The School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at DIT run four Masters programs designed to provide a bridge for students who have qualified in science disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries. Students interested in Quality Assurance can choose DT233 or DT237 which are offered on a full time or part time basis respectively. Students interested in a career in Manufacturing and Technology can choose DT275 or DT276.
These programs are offered as CONVERSION programmse specifically aimed at science graduates interested in a career in the Pharmaceutical or related industries. So whether your original degree was in science on the one hand, or engineering and technology on the other, you are equally likely to benefit. Due to its excellent reputation, our entrants come from a wide range of Universities from Ireland and overseas and represent all science disciplines. Each year we also have a small number of International students from both within and outside the EU. All have found the breadth, depth and rigor of this programme to be both stimulating and challenging. In consequence, it has benefitted them greatly in developing their careers.
For more information see course summaries below or visit the School website at:
DT233 MSc Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Biotechnology (Full Time)
This programme is offered on a one year full—time basis followed by a 6 months industry based dissertation. It is designed to provide a bridge for graduates with a degree in science or related disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical sector. The programme offers a broad based curriculum covering aspects of quality assurance, auditing, manufacturing and pharmaceutical science and biotechnology.
DT237 MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Regulation (Part Time)
This programme is offered on a two year part-time basis. It is designed to consolidate, supplement and enhance the knowledge and experience of graduates currently employed in the pharmaceutical sector. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in aspects of quality assurance, regulation and validation.
This programme is designed to provide students who have a science or engineering background with knowledge and understanding of aspects of chemical and pharmaceutical processing technology so that they can apply the knowledge and skills developed in the course and operate effectively in the areas of chemical development, process design and development, scale-up and process operation in the pharmaceutical industry. It is intended for graduates in scientific or engineering disciplines who work or intend to work in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector or related sectors.
DT276 MSc Pharmaceutical Validation Technology (Part Time)
This programme is offered on a two year part-time basis. This course is designed to provide education at postgraduate level in aspects of pharmaceutical validation technology to scientists, engineers and other professionals who operate in the pharmaceutical industry. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing and validation. The programme places a strong emphasis on integrating scientific principles and to practical case study examples for the fast-changing pharmaceutical regulatory environment.
The lecture course is divided into twelve modules of 20 hours each. Full-time students undertake twelve modules over two semesters. Part-time students undertake twelve modules over 4 semesters. On successful completion of the twelve modules, students will undertake a 6 months industrially based dissertation.
Non-EU students taking this programme must undertake their industrially based dissertation in their home country. Part-time students are normally expected to perform the dissertation at their place of employment.
The following modules are currently offered:
- Q.A., Auditing and Inspection
- GMP and Validation
- Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (part-time only)
- Biotechnology (full-time only)
- Pharmaceutical Technology
- Pharmaceutical Facilities and Utilities
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Management
- Chemical Analysis
- Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
- Analytical Regulation & Introduction to Bioanalysis (part-time only)
- Biopharmaceutical Analysis (full-time only)
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology
- Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Medicines from Natural Sources, Inorganic Medicines (part-time only)
- Validation of Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals (full-time only)
Written assignments, practical work, written examinations, dissertation.
School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
Timetable / Hours
Full-time students will normally have an average of fourteen contact hours per week, and part-time students an average of seven contact hours per week, comprising lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. The modules are normally delivered on 2 mornings, 2 afternoons (full-time only) and 2 evenings and a Saturday morning (part-time and full-time) each week over the course of semesters 1 and 2.
Honours degree in science or related discipline at 2.2 grade or higher or equivalent qualification. Applicants for the part-time course should be employed in a relevant industrial sector. Selection may be by interview.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.
Graduates are eligible for the award of MSc (Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Graduates of the course are well equipped to take up positions as quality professionals and managers in the pharmaceutical and related industries.
Frequently Asked Questions
EU Fees for 2012/2013*
*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change
For full-time postgraduate fees for 2012/13 click here
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For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding