Entrepreneurship of Smart Medicines (M.Sc.)

NFQ Level 9
1 year full-time
25 Places


Course Overview

The M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship of Smart Medicines programme is designed to provide a new language to those coming from a non-biology background in drug discovery and pharmaceutical development. The course is also designed to provide a language of business and commercialisation to those knowledgeable in the area of biology. This course provides training in the area of drug development, biotech, pharma, and commercialisation.

Is This Course For Me?

This course will suit entrepreneurs, business sector specialists, and venture consultants and professionals looking to upskill in drug discovery and pharmaceutical development.

Career Opportunities

Designed to bridge the gap between business and biology, this course trains, converts and upskills the ‘biologist-to-business’ and ‘business-to-biologist’, opening the door to careers in drug development, biotech, pharma and commercialisation.

Course Structure

The Masters programme is worth 90 ECTS, comprised of 12 x 5 ECTS taught modules with an additional 30 ECTS research project. Students can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma worth 60 ECTS created by the 12 5-ECTS taught modules without completing the research project.

Course Content

Students take the following modules: Biology for the Entrepreneur; Scientific Transformation of an Entrepreneur; Disease Indications & the Market I; Disease Indications & the Market II; Drug Development - The classics of large Pharma; Drug Development - Innovators and Disruptors: Clinical Development: Regulators and Manufacturers; Medical Devices & Biopharmaceuticals; Product & Company Licensing, Mergers & Valuations; Enterprise Development – Startups; Enterprise Development – IP and Leadership; and the Research Project.

Students will be full-time and complete all modules in one year.

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Study Entrepreneurship of Smart Medicines (M.Sc.) at Trinity

The Master's in Entrepreneurship of Smart Medicines is the first of its kind at Trinity College Dublin. This is one year, full-time postgraduate programme aims to merge the spaces of business and biology.

Course Details


NFQ Level 9

Number of Places

25 Places

Next Intake

September 2024

Course Director

Professor Kumlesh K. Dev

Closing Date

31st July 2024

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Admission Requirements

Applicants will be expected to have an Honours Bachelor's degree at 2.1 (or above) in Science (such as cell biology, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology), Health Sciences (such as medicine, nursing, allied health) or Business (including entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital). Applicants with other primary degrees will also be considered.

Other applicants without a primary degree may be considered by the Dean of Graduate Studies in exceptional circumstanced based on workplace experience.

Course Fees

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Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 8964180




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