MSc in Biopharmaceutical and Medical Science at GMIT

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GMIT is now accepting applications for September 2021 for its MSc in Biopharmaceutical and Medical Science. The Blended Learning programme is level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and is delivered over 18 Months.

The programme was designed in partnership with Irish companies manufacturing biopharmaceuticals and relevant industry stakeholders. Learners will develop both critical research skills in biopharmaceutical science and indepth understanding of the quality processes involved in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals products.

The Masters programme will be delivered using a blended learning approach. Based on the input from industry, the programme design team have placed a strong emphasis on work-based learning and the year-long research project will be carried out in a company or within an applied research centre in GMIT.

MSc in Biopharmaceutical and Medical Science at GMIT

The MSc in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing will develop in-depth knowledge of biologics manufacturing and skills relevant to the biopharmaceutical sector through the delivery of a suite of modules, namely: Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science, Bioprocessing Technology, Immunology, Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Technology, Biopharmaceutical Facilities, Machine Learning & Vision and Research project.

Learning Approach

  • Blended learning
  • Project-based learning
  • Team-Based Learning
  • Self-Directed and Flexible Learning
  • Industry speakers and Networking events

What to Expect

The programme has been designed for people in full-time employment in the Biopharmaceutical/Pharmaceutical sector. Lectures and tutorials will be delivered live on-line and will be recorded, available through GMIT’s learning platform Moodle. On-site activities are limited, but learners who take the elective module in Biopharmaceutical Science will be expected to be onsite for a 2 day on-site practical workshop in December.

The department will be running on-site medical technologies networking events and students enrolled on the Masters in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing are welcome to attend.

Contact for more information

Dr Eugene McCarthy

Head of Department of Analytical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Sciences

School of Science and Computing

Email: eugene.mccarthy@gmit.ie


Gemma Creagh

MA / PhD in Education by Research at MIC
Postdoctoral Researcher with the Citizen Development Lab, NUI Galway


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