Course Description


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.

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.

CollegeAtlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
Course LocationGalway
Course CategoryScience, Science & Technology
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMaster of Science
Course Start Date27th September 2021
Course Duration18 months
Course Fee€5,750
Entry RequirementsA H2.2 Bachelor degree at level 8 in a cognate science discipline such as biochemistry, microbiology, biology, chemistry, biomedical science/engineering or equivalent, is the minimum entry requirement for this programme.
Carear PathThe proposed Masters in Biopharmaceutical Science and Technology will equip graduates with a strong fundamental knowledge in high tech biopharmaceutical science. Data collated from the industry consultation expect graduates to fill roles in: Biotechnical production specialists Process Sciences Associates Process engineer Cell Line Engineers Cell Biology & Bioanalytical Analysts Data Science & Analytics Engineers Technical Operations Specialist Technical Services Specialist Validation Specialist Manufacturing Support Specialist Operations Lead/Manager QA Specialist/Manager Leadership roles in Research and Development
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Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo

GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
Republic of Ireland
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