MSc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Trinity College Dublin

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

MSc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Trinity College Dublin

MSc/Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at TCD is the leading research School of Pharmacy in Ireland. The TCD M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is the only such degree offered in Ireland by a specialist School of Pharmacy centre.

Contributing Principal Investigators in the School have outstanding track records in basic pharmaceutical sciences but they are also widely involved in industrial and commercial activities, in consultancy and in product development. Successful university spin outs from the School includes Solvotrin Therapeutics Ltd. The academics also actively contribute to the recently established and Science Foundation Ireland co-funded Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceuticals Centre.

The M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is an integrated multidisciplinary course addressing fundamental and applied aspects of drug and drug product discovery, development, production and analysis. The programme will prepare candidates for research careers in academia and industry in pharmaceutical R&D as well as creating an awareness of issues and approaches relevant to the key pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Ireland.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The M.Sc./Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences is delivered by highly experienced academics from the leading School of Pharmacy in Ireland and is supported by a panel of visiting lecturers from other academic institutions, pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies. The programme consists of 10 compulsory taught modules and, for the M.Sc. degree, a research dissertation.


  • Regulatory aspects and industrial pharmacy
  • Chromatographic and other separative methods of analysis
  • Spectroscopic methods for drug analysis
  • Molecular pharmaceutics and advanced drug delivery
  • Biopharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical and medical nanotechnology
  • Pharmacological and related methods
  • Biotechnology
  • Formulation development and evaluation
  • Professional skills in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Entry Requiremnts and International Students

Applications will be accepted, subject to places being available, from those holding an honors degree (II-1 or better) in a relevant science discipline e.g. Pharmacy, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and other appropriate primary degrees e.g. I.T., Medicine or Veterinary. Other qualifications equivalent to a II-1 honors degree with relevant professional experience will be considered, after an interview with the course director and consultation with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in this language through one of the well-established international standard tests: Examinations Minimum Level Required IELTS Grade 6.5 TOEFL 230 – computer based 570 – paper based 88 – internet based Cambridge Certificate Grade C of Advanced English Cambridge Certificate Grade C of Proficiency in English Pearson Vue English Minimum score of 63 to be Language Test eligible (with no section score below 59)

Please note that these are the only forms of English Language Certification that we accept.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 24, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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1 - 2 years
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18,828 EUR
Ireland - Dublin
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Ireland - Dublin
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EU €6,363 [PT], Non EU €12,463 [PT], EU €9,543 [FT], Non EU €18,828 [FT]