Taught course

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology

Trinity College Dublin · School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Entry requirements

These are determined so that on successful completion of the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma the minimum conditions of qualification for QP status are achieved:

  • Applicants are expected to have an Honours Bachelor degree ideally 2.1 or above extending over 3 or 4 years in one of the following disciplines: pharmacy, medicine, vetinary medicine, chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Planning a career as a Qualified Person or in Pharmaceutical Quality Management?
This course is offered to graduates working in the pharmaceutical industry, who may wish to satisfy the EU educational requirements for the role of the Qualified Person (QP) responsible for the manufacture of human and veterinary medicinal products.
Over 500 students have successfully completed the course, many of these now hold global or senior executive quality management positions in pharmaceutical multinational companies. Recent international graduates include those from Australia, California, UK, and Singapore.
The newly digitised course has been developed in collaboration with industry experts and the regulatory authority to meet the requirements of the industry today. The course has been desigend to provide flexibility for students, who are working in supervisory and management roles in the pharmaceutical industry, to manage the challenge of balancing work/study/family responsibilities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Lorna Loughrey- Course Co-ordinator