Course Summary

Programme code: SG_SBIOP_K08

Delivery: Online

About Biopharmaceutical Science

Biopharmaceutical Science involves study of the discovery, development and processing of modern, medical drugs by artificially growing some or all of the components utilising cell culture technologies. The processes involved are more biological-based as compared to the more chemical-based processes associated with small-molecule pharmaceutical products. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally.

This programme is jointly offered by IT Sligo and NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training).

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About this Programme

This graduate programme in Biopharmaceutical Science aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the critical aspects of Biopharmaceutical Processing and Support Services, with specific focus on the product lifecycle of Biological products and associated processes. One of the key features of the programme is that it combines cutting-edge skills in Biopharmaceutical Science and Medical Biotechnology with an understanding of the legislative and quality control system framework in which this takes place within the industry.

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Key Course Information

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Award :Level 8

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to hold a cognate Level 7 degree, typically in Science or Engineering, with a second class honours grade or higher. Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through IT Sligo’s RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) process.

Applicants whose first language is not English should provide evidence of English language proficiency. For further information on English language requirements click here.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme can expect to find employment in the Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Diagnostics, Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical sectors, as well as more broadly in the area of analytical science. In the development of this programme emphasis has been placed on aligning the course content with the skills required by the Biopharmaceutical industry, whilst ensuring that there is sufficient flexibility to allow students to move laterally into associated careers including Research and Development opportunities.

Graduates are typically employed in Scientific, Operations and Quality Assurance / Control positions in the Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry sectors both in Ireland and abroad. Their work may involve the manufacture of novel medicines from living cells, immunodiagnostics, bioanalytics, process validation and process optimisation

Programme Fees

Total Fees €9,000

Per year €4,500

Per module €750

Non-EU total fees: €12,000