Bio Pharma Processing

University College Cork


Course Name Bio Pharma Processing
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code PGDBPP
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PGDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: September 2020
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Duration 12 months
Lectures/workshops will be scheduled on Fridays (09:30-17.30pm) from mid-September 2019 to end July 2020. The programme will be assessed through a variety of formal written examinations, and continuous assessment (written assignments, practical reports, MCQs).
Course Fee €6,000 for full programme
€700 per standalone module
Financial Support Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see

Funding may be available via the Springboard+ scheme for this programme. Please see to check your eligibility.
Entry Requirements A candidate must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours primary degree in a relevant Pharmacy, Science or Engineering discipline (NFQ level 8). Consideration will be given to other applicants with sufficient equivalent professional qualifications and significant industrial experience.
Course Content

Expand+The Postgraduate Diploma in (Bio) Pharma Processing is designed to facilitate science or engineering graduates who hold sufficient educational or professional experience to transition into the BioPharma and PharmaChem sector nationally. Development a...

Subjects Taught


Students will complete 60 credits as follows:

PF6603 Introduction to the Principles of Formulation and Dosage Form Design (5 credits)

PF6605 Microbiology and Sterile (Bio) Pharmaceutical Processes (5 credits)

PF6607 Pharmaceutical...

Assessment Method

Expand+Assessment methods vary across the programme modules. The Placement and ‘Transitioning into the workplace’ modules are assessed by 100% continuous assessment. The placement is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. For these modules continuous assessment...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information

Graduates will develop knowledge and critical skills relating to GMP, aseptic and sterile manufacturing, upstream/downstream processing, cell culture, bioreactors, chromatography, filtration, viral clearance, media a...

Further Enquiries Rachel O Farrell
+353 (0)21 490 4706

Dr. Eoin Fleming
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