Taught course

Pharmaceutical Medicine

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Entry requirements

Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

This M.Sc. course is administered by the Department of
Pharmacology and Therapeutics, in the Trinity Centre of
Health Sciences, St James’s Hospital, Dublin. It has been
developed to provide medical and science graduates
with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of clinical
pharmacology and pharmaceutical medicine. In-take is on an
annual basis. Components of the course include principles of:
—— Pharmacology and biostatistics
—— New drug development and the regulatory environment
—— Pharmacoeconomics and rational use of drugs
—— Pharmacovigilance and drug information
The course involves completion of taught modules and the
additional undertaking of a research project. The modules
consist of formal teaching and personal assignments and are
run over five terms on a part-time basis (approximately two
modules per term). Some of the modules are undertaken
by way of distance learning. In addition, the students are
assigned a research project (including field work), to be
submitted as a dissertation for the degree of M.Sc. only.
The syllabus is compliant with PharmaTrain, an EU funded
Innovative Medicines Initiative (www.pharmatrain.eu).
Students are assessed by way of continuous assessment and
are required to pass written and oral examinations at the
end of their course. In addition, they are required to submit
a written dissertation on their research project (with the
possibility of an oral examination) by the end of the second
year of the course.
Prospective students for this course must hold a primary
degree in either medicine or another relevant health or
science subject. Candidates should have a minimum of two
years’ practical experience in their area of qualification/
pharmaceutical industry. The course is run in the Trinity
Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Mary Teeling
+353-1-896 3556/3557