Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology (Online - M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

2 years part-time


This course is a part-time two-year online Masters programme running from January to December annually, with a break from teaching during the summer holidays and Christmas period. This programme has recently undergone a digital transformation with thanks to funding from the Irish Health Education Authority, and now includes asynchronous interactive online lectures, and optional weekly synchronous tutorials with trinity academics and experienced pharmaceutical industry practitioners.

It comprises of eight taught modules:  
Pharmaceutical Processing
Pharmacology and Drug Assessment
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms
Pharmaceutical Biology
Leadership and Innovation in Health Product Manufacturing
Health Product Analysis
Regulation of Health Product Manufacturing.

Students who wish to graduate with the master's degree must also complete a research project in year 2. Those who opt out of the project will exit with a postgraduate diploma

This course is designed to suit the schedules of busy professionals working in pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality and involves in-person manufacturing site visits, which are also made available online. The format of this programme makes it possible to conduct this MSc fully remotely form anywhere in the world. Owing to the flexible nature of this programme our recent participants and graduates have included students from Jordan, Switzerland, Australia, Indonesia, and the US. By accepting international students we facilitate the cohort to build lasting relationships with colleagues from around the world which encourages learning regarding different international pharmaceutical practices.

Career Opportunities  

This course is offered to graduates working in the pharmaceutical industry, or pharmaceutical regulatory authority, at the time of their application or 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 educational requirements to qualify as a QP status are achieved. Many of our graduates now hold global or senior executive quality management positions in pharmaceutical multinational companies.
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MSc in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology at Trinity College Dublin (Online)

Course Details

Next Intake

January 2024

Course Coordinator

Lorna Loughrey

Course Director

Dr Bernard Naughton

Closing Date

31st October 2023

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Admission Requirements

•    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.

Course Fees

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Get in Touch

Telephone Number

Course Coordinator +353 1 8962812

Course Administrator +353 1 8962811


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