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Entrepreneurship of Smart Medicines

Entrepreneurship of Smart Medicines

Course TitleEntrepreneurship of Smart Medicines
QualificationM.Sc./P.Grad.Dip exit only
Duration One Year
Closing Date 31st July 2022
Next Intake September 2022

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This course trains, converts and upskills the "biologist-to-business" and "business-to-biologist"

A new Masters course in "Smart Medicines (SME)", will be offered to entrepreneurs, business sector specialists, venture consultants and professionals.


Overall, this course 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 who are knowledgeable in the area of biology. This course trains, converts and upskills the "biologist-to-business" and "business-to-biologist". It provides training in the area of drug development, biotech, pharma and commercialisation.

Course Content

Specifically, 12 x 5 ECTS Taught Modules with an additional 30 ECTS Research Project will create a MSc degree (90 ECTS), with an exit postgraduate diploma of 60 ECTS created by the 12 x 5 ECTS Taught Modules.


The modules include:

Cellular Modules
•    M01: Biology for the Entrepreneur
•    M02: Scientific Transformation of an Entrepreneur

Disease Modules
•    M03: Disease Indications & the Market I
•    M04: Disease Indications & the Market II

Drug Development Modules
•    M05: Drug Development - The classics of large Pharma
•    M06: Drug Development - Innovators and Disruptors

Clinical Development Modules
•    M07: Clinical Development
•    M08: Regulators and Manufacturers
•    M09: Medical Devices & Biopharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical Commercialisation Modules
•    M10: Product & Company Licensing, Mergers & Valuations
•    M11: Enterprise Development – Start-ups
•    M12: Enterprise Development – IP and Leadership

Research Project
•    M13: Research Project (30 ECTS)

Student will be full time and complete all 90 ECTS in one year.

Admission Requirements

Applicants will be expected to have an Honors Bachelor degree at 2.1 or above. Applicants should have a primary degree in science (e.g. cell biology, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology), health sciences (e.g. medicine, nursing, allied health) and/or business (e.g. entrepreneurs, business specialists, venture consultants). Applicants with other primary degrees will 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

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees


To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below:

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Contact Information

Course Director: Prof Kumlesh K. Dev
Telephone number: +353-1-896 4180