Bio Pharma Processing

University College Cork


Course Name Bio Pharma Processing
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code PCBPP
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Minor National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date September 2019
Application Date Closing Date 30th August 2019
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Duration 9 months

A typical workload for each module is as follows; Students will be expected to attend classroom workshops (UCC), practicals and site visits (approx. 30 hrs), undertake self-directed study in advance of classroom/practical sessions (approx. 30 hrs), continuous assessment assignments and/or prepare for end of semester exam (40 hours). Students are only required to attend classes at the university 1 day per week during each 12 week semester (Sept- Dec and Jan – April).
Course Fee €3,000 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 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 Certificate in (Bio)Pharma Processing is designed for graduates who wish to transition into employment in the (bio)Pharma sector. The part time course provides pharmacy, science or engineering graduates, as well as candidates who hol...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules
PF6602: Transitioning into the workplace (5 credits)
The module is workshop based and involves significant interaction with UCC careers services, external career consultants and career coaching, culminating in the development of a p...

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...

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

Dr. Eoin Fleming
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