This course is a two-year online learning course running from January to December each year. It comprises of eight taught modules. The general areas covered include pharmaceutical processing, chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical biology, and regulation of health products and manufacturing. Candidates who are eligible and wish to progress to the M.Sc. must also complete a QP Professional Industrial dissertation. During the year participants will also undertake several manufacturing facilities visits.
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. Entry requirements to the course are determined so that on successful completion of the taught modules of the course the minimum conditions for qualification for QP status are achieved (Directives 2002/83/EC and 2001/82/EC).
Please note that this course commences in January each year.
Dr Bernard Naughton
31st October 2022
• Applicants are expected to have an Honours bachelor's degree ideally 2.1 or above extending over 3 or 4 years in one of the following disciplines: chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, medicine and technology, biology; other disciplines may also be considered as suitable.
• Applicants are expected to have some experience of working in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and associated industries
• In case of heavy competition for places or where there are concerns regarding a particular applicant’s suitability, applicants may be interviewed.
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