Immune Therapies (P.Grad.Dip./P.Grad.Cert.)

1 Year Part Time


Therapies that target the immune system are having remarkable success in treatments for 
conditions including cancer and autoimmunity and this is a rapidly developing area for the 
biopharmaceutical sector. This is driven by the exciting clinical benefits observed in trials of next 
generation DNA/RNA vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, checkpoint inhibitors, cell-based ‘living 
drugs’, DNA/RNA vaccines, and viral vectors targeting a wide range of diseases now such as 
diabetes, metabolic disorders and neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and 
Parkinson’s diseases. The presence in Ireland of 9 out of the 10 world’s largest biopharma 
companies, all of which have interests in this area, is generating significant demand for graduates 
with relevant knowledge and industry relevant skillsets and the requirement to upskill existing 
employees of the biopharma industry and abroad.
The School of Medicine has multiple world-class researchers working in the immunotherapeutics 
field. This new postgraduate diploma in Immune Therapies aims to provide biopharma employees 
and graduate students with in-depth specialist knowledge in the fundamentals of 
immunotherapeutics through research led teaching and practical training in technologies relevant 
to immunotherapeutic research. 
The 2-year part-time postgraduate course will provide an opportunity for scientists who wish to 
upskill to continue and advance to high level jobs in the Irish biopharma industry or continue in 
further biomedical-related research. The new course is a new 2-year part time Postgraduate 
Diploma with a direct entry to Postgraduate Certificate in year 1 with progression to the 
Postgraduate Diploma (top up) in year 2.

Study Immune Therapies (P.Grad.Dip./P.Grad.Cert.) at Trinity

Professor Cliona O'Farrelly, School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin give an overview of the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Immune Therapies.

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2022

Course Coordinator

Professor Mary Canavan

Course Director

Professor Cliona O’Farrelly

Closing Date

31st August 2022

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Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a 2.1 honours degree (level 8) in any bioengineering, veterinary or 
biologically related degree (BSc. Honours) or be medically qualified (MB, BCh, BAO or equivalent 
from a recognised medical school).

Course Fees

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