MSc/Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Trinity College Dublin

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

MSc/Diploma 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 include Solvotrin Therapeutics Ltd. and Trino Therapeutics Ltd. They 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 addressing fundamental and applied aspects of drug and drug product discovery, development, production and analysis. The program 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
  • Analysis of low level drug analytes
  • Pharmaceutical and medical nanotechnology
  • Pharmacological and related methods
  • Analysis of biotech products
  • Formulation development and evaluation
  • Research methods in pharmaceutical analysis, analytical method, validation and statistics.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 8, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Open Enrollment
1 - 2 years
Part time
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Start date Open Enrollment
Ireland Dublin
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 18,828
EU €6,363 [PT], Non EU €12,463 [PT], EU €9,543 [FT], Non EU €18,828 [FT]